Ubuntu: How do I install Copy (file syncing software)?


How can I install Copy on Ubuntu 12.04? I have a .tgz and I don't know what to do next.


Now available in Paolo Rotolo's Copy PPA for Ubuntu:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/copy   sudo apt-get update   sudo apt-get install copy  

For those who don't insist on working only through a console...


Here is what I did. I downloaded the file into my Downloads folder, and then extracted it.

Once that was done, I opened the folder with file manager, and navigated to the x86 folder since I have Ubuntu 32bit installed, and clicked on CoypyAgent.

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And after I did that, I got the windows below, that will allow me eithr to login or create an account. Notice the tray icon.

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After that I copied the file to the desktop for easy access.

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Note: also included is the 64 bit file.

Edit: For 14.04

It also works !!

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Simply Download , unpack and running it in terminal

 mkdir ~/opt   cd ~/opt   wget https://copy.com/install/linux/Copy.tgz   tar -xvzf Copy.tgz   rm ./Copy.tgz   sudo ./copy/x86_64/CopyCmd Overlay install   ~/opt/copy/x86_64/CopyAgent  


To Uninstall:

open terminal in the installation folder of Copy and type:

sudo ./CopyCmd overlay remove  

This should uninstall the overlay.


Pleas note that "*So copy copy.desktop to /usr/share/applinations If you want the automatic startup now its just insert the copy_agent command on your startup applications.*" is a redundant error from the original Mint's forum post that even includes a typo error (there's no such thing as /usr/share/applination!). Since you're already creating the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications it isn't necessary to copy it again.

Said that, I couldn't make Unity recognize the entry with the supplied .desktop file, instead I choose to create the .desktop file in /home/{username}/.local/share/applications/copyagent.desktop with these parameters:

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Account Icon=copyagent.png Path=/opt/CopyAgent Exec=./CopyAgent StartupNotify=false StartupWMClass=CopyAgent OnlyShowIn=Unity; X-UnityGenerated=true

(Don't forget to feed the Path, Exec and Icon variables with your own values)

If nothing works, you can try using "Alacarte", the traditional menu editing tool from GNOME2 that should still work, you'll find it in the repos.

Also I would recommend to keep only the version of Copy we will be using, be it armv6h, x86 or x86_64.

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