Need Help - Install Buddi from .tgz

I’m trying to install the financial software buddi from a .tgz. I have extracted the package, but now I’m lost.

This is the information from the README:

Extract the .tgz file.
Modify the launch script (buddi) to reflect the location in which you plan to install the binaries. The suggested location is /usr/bin. If you choose a different location, you need to ensure that the folder is located in your path.
Copy ‘buddi’ and ‘Buddi.jar’ to the location you decided in the previous step.

I copied ‘buddi’ and ‘Buddi.jar’ to the /usr/bin folder as the README file said to do, but it’s not working.

From searching online it seems I may need to do some terminal commands, but I’m not sure what exactly. I’m rather new to linux (ubuntu) and am trying OpenSuSE 12.1 on live CD. I have never installed from a tgz.

Could you please run console, and type “buddi” (without quotes), and post here what it says.
I have just successfully installed it and it works for me. I’m not sure if and what Java is installed on LiveCD.
Could you please try running “java -version” in console and post results here.


linux@linux:~> buddi
If ‘buddi’ is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf buddi

linux@linux:~> java -version
If ‘java’ is not a typo you can use command-not-found to lookup the package that contains it, like this:
cnf java

Thanks for replying, ugnius!


Two problems,

  1. It seems to me that you haven’t copied buddi to /usr/bin folder. Check and try again.
    You can copy using console.
    If for example you have unpacked Buddi to ~/Buddi
    Open console and do
    “sudo cp ~/Buddi/buddi ~/Buddi/Buddi.jar /usr/bin”

I’m not sure about what is sudo password for a LiveCD. May be someone else can shed a light on this.

Another problem
2. There is no Java installed. Try opening Yast -> Install Software, search for java and install it.
You need a package called something like this: “java-1_6_0-openjdk”

And one more thing, when you work from live CD everything you do is stored in RAM, so when you reboot your computer all data, installed packages are lost.
But for testing purposes it’s ok.

Worked wonderfully! Thank you! It seems I’m not nearly as far along in my linux knowledge as I thought, and now it seems some commands are slightly different (coming from ubuntu 10.04).

Anyway, thanks again for your assistance! And yes, I’m aware of losing all data upon rebooting. I’m just testing things out to see if I like OpenSuSE, and if it will do what I need. So far, I have to say I’m liking this liveCD of OpenSuSE 12.1 KDE better than my installation of Ubuntu 10.04…:slight_smile: