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    Default Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    Hi,
    Maybe this is a stupid question but how do I install an application that does not come from a repo or has installation scripts ? I just downloaded Sublime Text 2 and I want it in the Open With context menu, in the desktop search utility, kick menu, etc ?
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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    If source you normally need to compile it. There should in any case be a readme file in the package. Give us the full name of the file and someone can give you more specific instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    If source you normally need to compile it. There should in any case be a readme file in the package. Give us the full name of the file and someone can give you more specific instructions.
    Its Sublime Text - here is the page for Download Sublime Text - Download

    I extracted the archive and I run it from there for now.
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    Ok so you want to add to menu??

    right click the menu icon and add it there. To add to desktop right click desktop select new -link to application dill in the blanks

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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are notfrom repos

    robertot5 wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    > Maybe this is a stupid question but how do I install an application
    > that does not come from a repo or has installation scripts ? I just
    > downloaded Sublime Text 2 and I want it in the Open With context menu,
    > in the desktop search utility, kick menu, etc ?
    >
    >


    All you need to do is download the binary using links "Linux 32 bit"
    and "Linux 64 bit" from http://www.sublimetext.com/2 and extract the
    files and double click on executable sublime_text to launch the application

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    I am having the same issue with JDownloader. Currently using OpenSuse 12.3.

    JDownloader - Overview - JDownloader

    Using Yast I tried to add the repo on the following page but it could not find the URL.

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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    Quote Originally Posted by fisk_king1 View Post
    I am having the same issue with JDownloader. Currently using OpenSuse 12.3.

    JDownloader - Overview - JDownloader

    Using Yast I tried to add the repo on the following page but it could not find the URL.
    finally got it to work using:

    wget http://installer.jdownloader.org/jd_unix_0_9.sh



    chmod a+x jd_unix_0_9.sh

    ./jd_unix_0_9.sh

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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    There are lots of ways to install software.

    From Repo (RPM)
    From source ( you have to compile and need th tools and libraries)
    From pre compiled binary (usually .sh script file the acts an installer)
    one click from web sites
    etc etc

    it all depends on where and how they are packaged.

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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    Quote Originally Posted by fisk_king1 View Post
    I am having the same issue with JDownloader. Currently using OpenSuse 12.3.

    JDownloader - Overview - JDownloader

    Using Yast I tried to add the repo on the following page but it could not find the URL.
    YaST doesn't support svn repos.
    It supports obs repos Refer :- Open Build Service
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    Default Re: Installing applications that don't have installers or are not from repos

    Hi Robertot5,

    As has been suggested, you have to manually add the menu entries / desktop icons, etc.

    With Sublime Text2 (great editor by the way) you download a precompiled binary, so you just run it. However, that one binary will work on pretty much any Linux system, regardless of desktop environment. The company that makes it does not attempt to support separate packages that would create the icons, etc. for you automatically for Fedora (Gnome3), Ubunty (Unity), Suse (KDE), and others. They could make a "generic" .rpm and .dep that might work most of the time, but even then they would have to invest time maintaining them. Someone in the Suse community might be able to package it using OBS - but that would likely depend on the Sublime license, which may prevent such.

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