[oclug] Downloaded a program - not going too well...
andycivil at yahoo.ca
Thu Sep 1 22:29:13 EDT 2011
I use FreeFileSync on my windoze computers, and I thought I'd get it for
my Ubuntu computer too.
Sourceforge appears to detect my OS, because when I download it, the
gzip archive has "Ubuntu" in the name. I assume it's pre-compiled for a
The gzip archive contains a folder, with the executable and some
First question: where should I put this? Yes, I know I could put it
anywhere, but if you were trying to find a downloaded program on someone
else's computer, where would you look FIRST? Anyway, for now, I unzipped
it into /home/andy/ so that the executable is in /home/andy/FreeFileSync/.
When I double click on it, nothing happens.
I've looked at its properties, and it seems to be owned by me, and it's
labelled "executable". If I right-click on it and choose "open", it asks
me what application I want to use, to open files of type "executable".
FreeFileSync doesn't appear in the Synaptic Package Manager, that's what
I usually use.
What on earth am I doing wrong?
Oh, I just tried something else - I tried executing it from a shell. It
andy at Boots:~/FreeFileSync$ ./FreeFileSync: error while loading shared
libraries: libunity.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file
Any ideas? (libunity isn't in the package manager either.)
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