Ubuntu: How do I run/execute this file “OpenVPN GUI for Linux”? [duplicate]


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I stumbled on this web page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/sogfl/?source=navbar

How do I install the downloaded file called sogfl_v0.1.0.1.tar.bz2 in Ubuntu?

Some help would be much appreciated.


Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T should work), then cd to the directory to which you have downloaded the file (you should move the .tar.bz2 file into some empty directory):

mkdir -p ~/Apps/OpenVPN-gui  mv ~/Downloads/sogfl_v0.1.0.1.tar.bz2 ~/Apps/OpenVPN-gui/  cd ~/Apps/OpenVPN-gui/  

Then you have to unpack it, it can be done by this command

bzcat sogfl_v0.1.0.1.tar.bz2 | tar x  

Then you can see many files, i.e. README in this case so do cat README and see, that there is written to do typical configure & make & make install dance:

./configure  make  sudo make install  

Note: There's probably a mistake in the README file - make and make install should be without ./ and if you're not root user, you probably will need do make install with sudo.

This is the way how to install most of the source tarballs. It's good to know it, but if you can, try to search for an Ubuntu package instead.

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