Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Songbird

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    508
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Songbird

    http://getsongbird.com/

    I downloaded the .tar.gz file, how do I install it?

    Thanks.
    just say no

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    US
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Songbird

    Download the .deb from GetDeb and double-click it.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Brookline, MA
    Beans
    1,059
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: Songbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Exsecrabilus View Post
    http://getsongbird.com/

    I downloaded the .tar.gz file, how do I install it?

    Thanks.
    Download the tarball (tar.gz) and follow the installation directions on the site.

    You are going to need build-essential to compile it.

    Or you can go here and get the .deb:

    http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=songbird

    Install that via gdebi.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    US
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Songbird

    I think the .tar.gz is a precompiled binary, actually. I don't think it has to be compiled, just symlinked properly once extracted.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    508
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Songbird

    Okay, I'm confused.

    Do I install the .deb file from GetDeb or do I use the .tar.gz file?

    When I extract it, there is a file called songbird, and it has no . extension to it.

    Do I click that?
    just say no

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    US
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: Songbird

    Use GetDeb

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Beans
    508
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Songbird

    NVM, I clicked on the songbird file and Songbird started.

    I decided I didn't like it and got rid of the .songbird1 file from my home directory and deleted the extracted file as well as the .tar.gz.

    Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of it completely?
    Also, how come when I delete a .whatever file, it doesn't show up in Trash?
    just say no

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Farmingdale, CT USA
    Beans
    266
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Songbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Exsecrabilus View Post
    Also, how come when I delete a .whatever file, it doesn't show up in Trash?

    dot files and dot directories are hidden from view, unless you choose to display them - try opening Nautilus, and then use <Ctrl> + <H> to show or hide hidden files/directories.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Farmingdale, CT USA
    Beans
    266
    Distro
    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Songbird

    Quote Originally Posted by Exsecrabilus View Post
    I decided I didn't like it and got rid of the .songbird1 file from my home directory and deleted the extracted file as well as the .tar.gz.

    Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of it completely?[/U]?
    One of the advantages of the .DEB format is not only ease of installation, but also ease of removal.

    See the New Ubuntu User's Resource, listed below in my SIG - under the JUST BEGINNING section, look for the link to INSTALL SOFTWARE - the same utility is used to install and to remove apps.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •