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    Wish to install CrashPlan

    So I googled it and came up with this: http://sajanp.com/531/how-to-install...u-12-04-unity/
    There a video in there, I watched it and my head is spinning since...
    Just under the video is this phrase:
    Installing Crashplan on Ubuntu is an absolute breeze
    OK, so at least he's not saying it is moderately hard or even difficult, I surely would have fallen inconscious then.
    Should I watch this in slow-mo for a day or two or is there something easier out there?

    PS: I have one week experience on Ubuntu

    Thanks
    Last edited by docJ; April 14th, 2013 at 03:51 PM. Reason: Solved

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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    Much of what was done can be done with the GUI.

    cd downloads = open the downloads directory/ folder.

    extract file = right click package and select extract here

    Running the start.sh can be done opening the folder and double clicking in most cases.

    There are graphical ways to create launchers also.

    I have never worked with the application though.
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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    I am running 12.04 64bits

    From the CrashPlan website, here are the software requirement:
    2.6.13 or newer 2.6 series kernel
    Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+
    glibc 2.4+, cpio, Xorg, SWT
    I know it requires Java, but what are the other things mentionned. Because of the way its formatted, I'm not even sure how many sftwr requirements I'm looking at.

    2.6.13 or newer 2.6 series kernel: does this refers to Ubuntu itself

    Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+: on Ubuntu Software Centre and search "Java", the first 2 results are:
    OpenJDK Java 7 Runtime and OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime
    The description isnt even close to the requirements.
    Java.com website offers either Linux or Linux RPM, both in 32 and 64 bits version.

    glibc: what is it and where do I get it from

    cpio: a program to manage archive of files, according to Ubuntu Software Centre

    Xorg: seems offered on Ubuntu Software Centre as a "x windows system" (???)

    SWT: what is it and where do I get it from
    Last edited by docJ; April 14th, 2013 at 09:29 AM.

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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    Lets do things step by step

    Here is the command to see the kernel you have

    Code:
    uname -r
    Java version
    Code:
    java -version
    glibc (GNU C Library). This should install the headers
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    cpio , if you are not sure if you have it , just do a sudo apt-get install cpio (It works 95% of the times for me)

    Xorg
    Unless you installed the server version , you have it.

    SWT - Standard Widget Toolkit (From googling)
    The package you are looking for seems to be : libwebkitgtk

    If try them. Above all , try them. If they don't work , pls come back to let us know.
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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedpuppy View Post
    Lets do things step by step
    Perfect, That's how I prefer it too !

    Here is the command to see the kernel you have

    Code:

    uname -r
    My result:
    Code:
    3.5.0-27-generic
    Java version
    Code:
    The program 'java' can be found in the following packages:
     * default-jre
     * gcj-4.6-jre-headless
     * openjdk-6-jre-headless
     * gcj-4.5-jre-headless
     * openjdk-7-jre-headless
    Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
    glibc (GNU C Library). This should install the headers
    It gave a boatload of code, and asked y/n about space, answered yes seem ok

    cpio , if you are not sure if you have it , just do a
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install cpio
    (It works 95% of the times for me)

    result:
    Code:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    cpio is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
      linux-headers-3.5.0-23-generic linux-headers-3.5.0-23
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Xorg
    Unless you installed the server version , you have it.

    I have desktop version

    SWT - Standard Widget Toolkit (From googling)
    The package you are looking for seems to be : libwebkitgtk

    Not sure what I'm supposed to do here

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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    Ok so you have no java. You can install Java in many ways , too many if you ask me.

    Here is a wiki page on Java , https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java

    I am not sure you need a JRE or JDK , so lets get JDK. Install this package , from one of the suggestions , openjdk-7-jre-headless.

    As for swt , I have given you the package name. Basically a executable file name. Think of it like me saying "Hey dude , you got doc file , you need word!" Install it.

    Normally , this is how I go about

    1) I need to run this program which is called this (eg swt)
    2) I go google and look for the name (swt .. it will give me the full name)
    3) Then I google with specific Distro (Ubuntu swt) for people asking for how to install the same thing as I am trying to on Ubuntu
    4) I look at a few forums and try to repeat what people did
    5) If I managed to get a package name , then I try to install the package (apt-get)

    One all is done , then try installing the CrashPlan.
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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    openjdk-7-jre-headless
    this is now installed, making good progress.

    All that's left is this SWT
    You suggested I need libwebkitgtk
    If I go to Ubuntu Software Centre and search it, it gives me 14 results

    I wish CrashPlan's SWT requirements would have been more specific
    I might have to drop them a line...

    Thank you for helping me!
    DocJ

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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    No prob. I was and still a noob in a lot of areas.

    Here is a tip. Learn these two commands

    - apt-cache
    - apt-get

    Try this code

    Code:
    apt-cache search libwebkitgtk
    You will see a lot of options. Only two of them are what you need. Try it.

    Once you get the right name , use sudo apt-get to install it.
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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    Oddly enough, if I go to their download page using Chrome instead of Firefox, the software requirements are slightly different.

    From Firefox (same as post#3 above):
    2.6.13 or newer 2.6 series kernel
    Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+
    glibc 2.4+, cpio, Xorg, SWT
    From Chrome:
    Oracle (Sun) Java version 1.6+,
    Glibc 2.4+,
    GTK,
    Xorg
    Gone is SWT (and cpio and kernel), but there is this new guy "GTK"
    Searching GTK on Ubuntu software centre gives all kind of seemingly unrelated results
    Wiki/googling points to Gimp (!?!?), why on earth would I need a picture editor to run backup sftwr
    DocJ

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    Re: Wish to install CrashPlan

    You sure googling "GTK" points to GIMP? I see gtk.org as the first result in Google. Anyway , Just install CrashPlan. If it fails then we see why and we go from there.
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