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Old 22-06-2010, 22:09   #1
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Newbie Linux Install Problems

Just coming to linux, Lucid, from Microhard. Lots to learn yet but a lot more logical.
downloaded opencpn-2.1.0b615a_0.deb and it seemed to run fine. Got the open CPN entry in the "other" tab but it says starting open CPN but just goes away.
Tied to install it from terminal and got the following.

leahfifimike@Boat:~$ uname -a
Linux Boat 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 22:02:19 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
leahfifimike@Boat:~$ sudo dpkg -i opencpn-2.1.0b615a_0.deb
[sudo] password for leahfifimike:
dpkg: error processing opencpn-2.1.0b615a_0.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
opencpn-2.1.0b615a_0.deb


opened opencpn-6.1.622.deb with GDebi and that seemed to run fine said all dependencies met but now the "other" tab has gone and no opencpn in the bin directory.

I think it would be nice to have a little more info for the newbies to linux on install and how to remove it totally. Have seen a lot of it in the other threads but finding it later gets difficult. Is there a map of files and locations for it?

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Old 23-06-2010, 00:59   #2
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Found the download needs to be in the users home folder then
sudo dpkg -i worked
then it finally told me i needed to install libwxgtk2.8

Hope this helps another linux newbie

Maybe the wiki could be a bit more clear

Thanks all for the wonderful prog
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Found the download needs to be in the users home folder
Hello mike, thanks for the update, how did you download it outside your home folder anyway? Were you downloading in root mode?

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Make it so then
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Old 23-06-2010, 04:22   #4
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Just downloaded it as a the only user on the system. It was put in the home/user/download directory, moved it up a level and it worked.
I am trying to get the laptop sorted before i head o/s for 2 months on friday. I want to get used to linux and opencpn while i am away. I will try and keep notes of any difficulties i have and will try to get some stuff together for the wiki from a newbie linx users perspective. So bloody much to learn in linux and the old hands can take a lot for granted, i know i used to. Thought it would be good to get something for complete neophites if i can. Will put anything i make notes of in this thraed as well so the newbies can find it here as well as the wiki. Can i upload to the Wiki ??? have to explore that when i settle in in Indonesia.
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Found the download needs to be in the users home folder
That is true, but only accidentally. In reality, you need to pass to dpkg the full path of the file, such as /home/user/downloads/open.... Alternatively, if you only put the file name without path, dpkg will assume that is in the current directory. That's why moving it to the home dir worked for you.

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yes i relised that after Still have to get used to a command line again and the differences to what i was used to, been so many years since i have done that. Haven't seen any sort of path setting in linux yet That would make life a bit easier somtimes, but not realy needed once i am used to it again. Need to find a listing of all the command line options and switchs and get that into the old lump of concrete.
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Need to find a listing of all the command line options and switchs and get that into the old lump of concrete.
Suppose you want to find info about dpkg. Then do:

Code:
apropos dpkg
on the terminal screen. That would produce a list of man (manual) pages related to dpkg.

Then you can look at a particular man page by doing, for example,

Code:
man dpkg-query
and it'll show you all the technical info you need to use dpkg-query.

The man pages are mainly reference to options, etc. Rather terse, they are not meant to be very didactic. Pros cannot get by without using them often.
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Thanks for the tips
Now that is very civilised isn't it. Have to try it tomorrow, on a microhard box now. Sounds better than the old ? in CPM, that dates me doesn't it.
I have a couple of inches by Mark Sobel, on Gutsy, that i am taking for some light reading. Hopefully i will get back up to speed a bit during the next 2 months.
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I am an absolute newbie to Ubuntu, like about for one day, I am trying to install Opencpn, after downloading it then extracting it I get the following, Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: wx-common (>= 2.8.0)|libwxbase2.8-0 (>= 2.8.7.1) Please someone tell me what I am doing wrong
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Update from my last

I managed to update Ubuntu and Opencpn installed successfully, problem now is that I click on the Opencpn Icon in applications under other, and wait and nothing happens, just wont load, someone please help me, please
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I managed to update Ubuntu and Opencpn installed successfully, problem now is that I click on the Opencpn Icon in applications under other, and wait and nothing happens, just wont load, someone please help me, please
Can you run it from command line (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) Type "opencpn" and tell us what it says. For example
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jeo@ubuntu:~$ opencpn
Fatal Error: Mismatch between the program and library build versions detected.
The library used 2.8 (no debug,Unicode,compiler with C++ ABI 1002,wx containers,compatible with 2.6),
and your program used 2.8 (no debug,Unicode,compiler with C++ ABI 1002,wx containers,compatible with 2.4,compatible with 2.6).
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thanks for your kind help

I did as you requested and the following is what I get " opencpn: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
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I did as you requested and the following is what I get " opencpn: error while loading shared libraries: libwx_gtk2u_core-2.8.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
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Please install libwxgtk2.8-0 it's required
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Normally you should be able to install the package graphically by double-clicking it from gnome?
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Hey you guys are speaking a different language, where do i find this file ? you have got to understand I am not from your parts, I am from a time past by
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