I downloaded a new Popcorn Time from popcorn-time.se and I don't know how to install a tar.gz file. I extracted the folder that is in tar.gz and then tried to run command sudo ./install but there in no command found.. What should I do? How to install this "new" Popcorn Time source file?
Those are directly the files you need to run the program. For opening Popcorn Time, just run from the extracted folder:
However, if you want to know where to save all those files with the other programs, a good place would be
So, let's say the folder where you extracted the files is
~/popcorn-time. Then, you'll have to run this in a terminal:
# Copy the whole folder into /usr/share, using recursive option sudo cp -r ~/popcorn-time /usr/share/popcorn-time # Create a symlink to the binary file sudo ln -s /usr/share/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-Time
From now on, you'll be able to run
popcorn-Time on the Terminal, and it'll open.
Finally, if you want to have an icon in the launcher, create a new file in your home directory, named
popcorn.desktop, and write the following in it:
[Desktop Entry] Name=Popcorn Time Comment=Watch torrent movies instantly! Exec=/usr/bin/popcorn-time Terminal=false Type=Application
When you unpack it, that already is the installation. It's no source file, it's a binary precompiled proprietary blob.