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    Trying to install freemind on ubuntu

    I have encountered a bit of a problem trying to install FreeMind on Linux, and, I am not sure how to do it the right way, because it would seem that I cannot install rpm packages nor do I have the knowledge on replacing the current JDK version with sun java.

    jonathan@ubuntu:~$ java -version
    java version "1.6.0_27"
    OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.12.3) (6b27-1.12.3-0ubuntu1~12.04.1)
    OpenJDK Client VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode, sharing)
    jonathan@ubuntu:~$

    rpm -ivh freemind*.rpm jcalendar*.rpm jgoodies-forms*.rpm
    Excerpt from http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki...the_Debian_way.

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    Re: Trying to install freemind on unix

    Ubuntu doesn't use RPMs. Depending on the version of Ubuntu you are running, there is a friendly package manager - look for "software center" in the Dash or install and run synaptic and find freemind inside that GUI tool .... or just run:
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install freemind
    That should do it. All the dependencies will be handled, including the java needed. It is best to avoid installing specific versions of any tool that is outside the repositories when you are new to an OS. It adds all sorts of program maintenance overhead that you probably aren't ready to handle. A few years ago, I wrote an article for Lifehacker about Linux desktop system maintenance. Here's a more current link to that article: http://www.jdpfu.com/2011/06/24/syst...-for-linux-pcs

    If you google "linux system maintenance", you'll find the Lifehacker article as the top link. A few other links about package management:

    It is best to stay with program versions provided by a repository for your distribution OR through a PPA. These links explain more about that:
    * http://blog.jdpfu.com/2009/10/16/sim...ion-management
    * http://blog.jdpfu.com/2009/10/06/eas...es-and-patches
    * http://blog.jdpfu.com/2010/07/29/why...-linux-desktop

    Anyway, I hope this helps.

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    Re: Trying to install freemind on ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by jon80 View Post
    I have encountered a bit of a problem trying to install FreeMind on Linux, and, I am not sure how to do it the right way
    Does
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install freemind
    not work for you?

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    Re: Trying to install freemind on ubuntu

    Is there a PPA to install freemind version 1.0.0 under Quantal?

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