Before you mark this as a duplicate of How do I install a .tar.gz (or .tar.bz2) file? hear me out first.
I downloaded the haroopad-v0.12.0_i386.tar.gz file from the haroopad website and extracted the archive expecting to find the normal
install.sh files but they were not there, instead there were two more archives - 'control.tar.gz' and 'data.tar.gz'.
I extracted both of them and below is the file tree. (I ommited the .icons tree structure from data.tar.gz because they are just icons).
├── control └── postinst
└── usr ├── bin │ └── haroopad └── share ├── applications │ ├── Haroopad.desktop │ └── mimeapps.list ├── doc │ ├── changelog │ └── copyright ├── haroopad │ ├── haroopad <------------- │ ├── Libraries │ ├── nw.pak │ └── Resources │ └── Themes │ ├── editor │ │ └── default.css │ └── viewer │ └── default.css └── icons
I can get haroopad to run by double clicking the haroopad file (shown above with an arrow) but am sure there must be a better way to 'install' it.
I think I should copy these files somewhere - like the 'Haroopad.desktop' I suppose should go to '~/.local/share/applications', but I'm not so sure.
How do I install this archive correctly in such a way that I can run it from the dash and terminal?