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February 25th, 2011, 03:14 PM
hey i have only been using ubuntu for a couple of weeks and im trying to download and install http://www.shaplov.ru/files/sim/ using terminal. i attempted it yesterday while i had someone one hand to help and once downloaded it input cd/... and then was doing it step by step as i was told what to type but i missed the - in apt-get and had to start over, after which the cd/... command just kept bringing up no such file or directory, even though i was typing exactly the same thing, dont know why! anyway, i decided to delete the file and start from scratch but now i dont have someone on hand to help me step by step.

soooo, any help would be appreciated =)

Joe of loath
February 25th, 2011, 03:27 PM
Find the URL of the file you want, and type

wget http://(your url here)

When it's finished, type

dpkg -i (file here)

That's all there is to it :D

February 25th, 2011, 03:29 PM
legend, thankyou. everything i found on google was making it look well complicated...probably clicking on random rubbish! =) cheers!

February 25th, 2011, 03:39 PM
ok i did that but it says, 'dpkg: requested operation requires superuser privilege' :/

February 25th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Add a "sudo" in front of the command

sudo dpkg -i file.name.here

February 25th, 2011, 04:51 PM
min an easy way would be to install the deb file with the ubuntu software center. just click on the bottom of the deb file under properties and make it ex. then just open with the software center. i think it is easier. that is how i always install a deb file. your choice of course

February 25th, 2011, 07:07 PM
thanks! to both =)

yeah i know that but im trying to get used to using the terminal to do things, though =)