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    Question Help with package installation


    Hi, I'm a very new user of Ubuntu. I've just installed the version 7.10 on a computer that I can't connect to the internet and now I'm trying to install some softwares to have experience. I have downloaded a file. package for Supertux and I have tried to install it. The installation dialogue asked me the file "autopackage.tar" that I have downloaded and directly installed from the icon istall. It now tells me that it doesn't find "SDL image library" and that I have to install a package with name similar to "SDL_image". I have found and downloaded a file zip with that name. I have extracted him but I don't know whether to install it. I have read the documentation of ubuntu but I have not found the solution. Could you help me? thanks

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    Welcome to the forums, Fabiolik87!

    Here's a HowTo for installing software under Linux. If no internet access, you'll need to look at post #2 for installing from source/tarball.

    Note that you can also install deb packages locally with:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
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    Thank you very much

    Thank you very much for your help! I've found a package .deb and I've installed it. Now I think the game is installed into the directory /usr/share/games/supertux but I've another problem: I can't find an executable file and so I don't know how to play. Thanks once more for your help. Bye

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    Logout and log in back. Sometimes Icon appear in Menu after restarting session only.
    Execute supertux in Terminal and post error message here, if any.
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    Ok

    Ok, I've done your instructions but I didn't find the executable file. The terminal reports this:
    fabio@fabio-desktop:~$ supertux
    The program 'supertux' can be found in the following packages:
    * supertux (You will have to enable component called 'universe')
    * supertux-stable (You will have to enable component called 'universe')
    Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
    bash: supertux: command not found

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    supertux has not been installed. Execute this
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    sudo apt-get install supertux
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    Error

    I have given that command but it is not possibiile to find supertux. I have trained the components "universe" and I have seen that synaptic now recognizes supertux as installed package.

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    Did you execute supertux command again?
    Whats the output which supertux'command?
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    I executed this:
    fabio@fabio-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install supertux
    Lettura della lista dei pacchetti in corso... Fatto
    Generazione dell'albero delle dipendenze in corso
    Reading state information... Fatto
    E: Impossibile trovare supertux (impossible to find supertux)
    Then I executed this (because I saw that sinaptic recognized this package):
    fabio@fabio-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install supertux-data
    Lettura della lista dei pacchetti in corso... Fatto
    Generazione dell'albero delle dipendenze in corso
    Reading state information... Fatto
    supertux-data &#232; gi&#224; alla versione pi&#249; recente. (there is already the newer version)
    0 aggiornati, 0 installati, 0 da rimuovere e 0 non aggiornati.
    Then I executed the "supertux" command again and the output was the same:
    fabio@fabio-desktop:~$ supertux
    The program 'supertux' can be found in the following packages:
    * supertux
    * supertux-stable
    Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
    bash: supertux: command not found

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    Post the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list file here.
    Code:
    less /etc/apt/sources.list
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