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Thread: Paste content to /usr/local/src

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    Paste content to /usr/local/src

    Hi!

    I am trying to copy-paste a tarball (or any folder) from desktop to the folder /usr/local
    and after I make copy (right click --> copy) and try to paste it in some of the system folders (like the one mentioned) the paste option is inactive.

    Please help!!!

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    You need elevated rights to do that, ie use sudo.

    Open a terminal and type something like

    sudo mv source destination

    where source is the path to the file on the desktop and destination is where you want to put it, in this case /usr/local/

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    Or if you want to use Nautilus, open a terminal and type
    Code:
    gksudo nautilus
    and you will have super user privileges in Nautilus to paste the files. Just be careful.
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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    Ok! Thanks...

    You now my real problem is that I can NOT install any application on my Linux Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. I tried firefox (version 10.0.2), I tried skype (newest version), I tried some other packages and nothing happens. I go the standard way (by the way I am reading the steps from a book),
    sudo apt-get install packageName

    I do this step by step:
    1. copy the tarball into the folder /usr/local/src
    2. untar the tarball
    sudo tar -xjvf skype_static-2.2.0.35.tar.bz2
    3. cd skype_static-2.2.0.35 (that is the name of the newly created folder)
    4. so prompt looks like this profesor@profesor-linux:/usr/local/src/skype_static-2.2.0.35$
    5. and here I type sudo apt-get install skype

    and here is what I get:

    profesor@profesor-linux:/usr/local/src/skype_static-2.2.0.35$ sudo apt-get install skype
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package skype
    profesor@profesor-linux:/usr/local/src/skype_static-2.2.0.35$

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    Feisty Fawn has been end of life for quite some time. I'd recommend using a currently supported version of Ubuntu if possible.

    Then stick to the repositories for installing software.

    You are confusing 2 different methods of installing packages. Compiling from source is different to installing from the repository.

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    When I try with dpkg utility:

    sudo dpkg --install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb

    profesor@profesor-linux:/usr/local/src$ sudo dpkg --install skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb

    Selecting previously deselected package skype.
    (Reading database ... 88002 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking skype (from skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of skype:
    skype depends on libasound2 (>> 1.0.17); however:
    Version of libasound2 on system is 1.0.13-1ubuntu5.
    skype depends on libc6 (>= 2.7-1); however:
    Version of libc6 on system is 2.5-0ubuntu14.
    skype depends on libgcc1 (>= 1:4.3); however:
    Version of libgcc1 on system is 1:4.1.2-0ubuntu4.
    skype depends on libqt4-dbus (>= 4.4.3); however:
    Package libqt4-dbus is not installed.
    skype depends on libqt4-network (>= 4.4.3); however:
    Package libqt4-network is not installed.
    skype depends on libqtcore4 (>= 4.4.3); however:
    Package libqtcore4 is not installed.
    skype depends on libqtgui4 (>= 4.4.3); however:
    Package libqtgui4 is not installed.
    skype depends on libstdc++6 (>= 4.3); however:
    Version of libstdc++6 on system is 4.1.2-0ubuntu4.
    dpkg: error processing skype (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    skype
    profesor@profesor-linux:/usr/local/src$

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    Did you notice where it says "skype-ubuntu-intrepid"? The stock version of Skype was compiled for Intrepid and expects to find libraries no older than the ones shipped with that version of Ubuntu.

    You need to upgrade your system to something that is currently supported. If you don't want to update very often, choose a "long-term-support" version like 10.04. The upcoming 12.04 releases in April will also have LTS, but they'll also be running the Unity desktop. You might prefer 10.04 which will look pretty much like Feisty.

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    Re: Paste content to /usr/local/src

    OK thanks!
    So the solution to my problem is most probably upgrading to newer version of Ubuntu!

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