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Thanks , I appreciate very much your support and suggestions. Elija, you have helped very much. However, due to my pc illiteracy , I have downloaded the rarcrack file - ...
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    Thanks , I appreciate very much your support and suggestions.

    Elija, you have helped very much. However, due to my pc illiteracy , I have downloaded the rarcrack file - unzipped and 10 folders or so are there. I went to the - how to install , but I haven`t a clue.

    If you could install it on you pc or somebody knows the sequence , I would be grateful.

    Thanks Elija.

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    I see you are on Hardy Heron which is very old so the repositories may no longer work. Assuming they do...

    Open a terminal and run
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    which will install all the required compilers and libraries
    Extract the rarcrack archive to a folder somewhere in your home.
    Navigate to that folder in the terminal
    Run the command
    Code:
    make
    to compile the software. If that completes with no errors then run
    Code:
    sudo make install
    to install the software.
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Thank you for your patience and supprt. As I am really not into pcs, I have done what I can to make a screenshot of the inevitable errors which will occur .
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    I was afraid of that. Hardy is so old that the repositories are not available any more, Try running gcc from a terminal. If you get an error that says something like
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    gcc: fatal error: no input files
    compilation terminated.
    then you may be able to continue. I don't know where to get packages for Hardy or if you still can so it might be worth considering backing up your data and installing a more up to date Linux.
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    OK, I tried typing `gcc ` in the terminal window and it came up with - gcc : no input files.

    I made screenshot of the display .

    This is bad I think. However, can it be solved.

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    That shows that the compiler is at least installed. That is installed as part of the build-essential package so you may have installed that in the past; although that original error message...

    It is worth carrying on with the process I posted above from the second step and see what the make command does. Warning: depending on the software you are compiling, make can take a while!
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post

    It is worth carrying on with the process I posted above from the second step and see what the make command does. Warning: depending on the software you are compiling, make can take a while!
    The second step, would that be :

    Extract the archive to a folder somewhere in your home.
    Navigate to that folder in the terminal

    I have already extracted the zip file on my desktop and it made a folder containing many files. However, I did not use the terminal because I have next to no experience using it. When I try to use it - error, is the most frequent response.

    Sorry for my inabilities on this but even on the non desktop side , I am weak as well !

    My question is do I need to do the original zip file extraction with the terminal , even though it has been extracted already or delete the extracted folder from my desktop and do this all by the terminal ? in which case I will need some more help !

    Thanks.

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    If you have already extracted it using a GUI then that's fine. It's just another way to achieve the same thing,
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    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post

    Open a terminal and run [code]
    Navigate to that folder in the terminal
    Run the command
    Code:
    make
    to compile the software. If that completes with no errors then run
    Code:
    sudo make install
    to install the software.
    I`m stuck on this `make `- make get archive - or something. Sorry , lost on terminology.

    P.S. I will be logged in for the next few hours ..hope that helps speed this up !

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    Open the folder in the terminal, type make and press enter. Having compiled it here, it shouldn't take too long
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    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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