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November 1st, 2009, 03:41 PM
Hi, I'm new to Ubuntu (a week) I currently want to install programs into the computer for example: blackberry software, itunes, winrar, etc and for some reason when i try opening the executable files this shows up: :(
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/marilen/Downloads/wrar390.exe or /home/marilen/Downloads/wrar390.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/marilen/Downloads/wrar390.exe.ZIP, period.
I would like to know if there is anything i can do, or what's going on...
Thank you so much
Marilen N. Costarelli :D
November 1st, 2009, 03:47 PM
.exe are Windows programs. They're for Windows, not Linux. You can try installing them through WINE (which you'll need to install first from the Software Center or Applications -> Add/Remove depending on which version of Ubuntu you use), but I can tell you right now that the newest version of iTunes you'll have any luck with is 6. I think there's some Free Software capable of talking to Blackberries. And there is definitely an "unrar" program available in the repositories.
November 1st, 2009, 03:48 PM
You should visit, and ask questions like this, on the absolute beginner forum, not the installation forum. But look here:
November 1st, 2009, 03:51 PM
The programs you are trying to install are Windows programs, not Linux programs. You can install wine, a windows compatibility layer for Linux, but I think you'll be much better off finding equivalent native linux programs, they are ussually better than their windows counterparts anyway. For itunes I recomend you try Rhythmbox, Banshee or Amarok. To use rar files you can install the unrar package. I don't know about the blackberry software though.
Remember windows executables (.exe) are not linux executables,
November 1st, 2009, 03:54 PM
Try always first native linux progs, maybe this will be heplful: http://linuxappfinder.com/
November 1st, 2009, 04:18 PM
Wine is almost never the correct solution. Here's some blackberry apps:
brock@hops:~$ apt-cache search blackberry
barry-util - Command line utilities for working with the RIM BlackBerry Handheld
barry-util-dbg - Command line utilities for working with the RIM BlackBerry Handheld
barrybackup-gui - GTK+ based GUI for backing up the RIM BlackBerry Handheld
barrybackup-gui-dbg - GTK+ based GUI for backing up the RIM BlackBerry Handheld
libbarry-dev - Development files for libbarry
libbarry0 - Library for using the BlackBerry handheld on Linux
libbarry0-dbg - Library for using the BlackBerry handheld on Linux
opensync-plugin-barry - Opensync Blackberry plugin, based on the Barry project
opensync-plugin-barry-dbg - Opensync Blackberry plugin, based on the Barry project
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