how to install programs that had been downloaded from other computer?

Asked by Young S. Chung

Recently I installed Ubuntu 8.04 on my computer. I don't have internet in my home. so I downloaded programs that I need from other computers and try to install it. but I keep get an error that says "can not install". I am sure that the program is for linux. Therefore it should be working.

and One more question.
I tried to watch the video on my computer, but it keep says I need appropriate codec. how can I solve this problem? Since I don't have internet how would I download it from other computer and move it to my computer.

Thanks you

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sintacto (sintacto) said :
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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :
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In the Synaptic package manager several items in the File menu seem to address what you want. I haven't tried them, though. Those are:
Read Markings...
Save Markings
Save Markings as...

Generate package download script
Add downloaded packages
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Young S. Chung (cho1020908) said :
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I am really sorry to say this, but those answers were not helpful.

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Fabián Rodríguez (magicfab) said :
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Young it would help if you mentioned what you tried and what blocked you, including any errors.

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :
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>error that says "can not install". I am sure that the program is for linux

Please provide the steps you try to install?
Which package .deb, .bin or whatever?
Name of the program, so called application?

If it is a .deb file, you can use GDebi in applications -> system tools
If the app comes from a non-GNU/Linux machine it could result a permission problem.

However to install more than one app the easier way is to work with Synaptic as suggested above.
Explained here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/InstallingSoftware#Installing%20packages%20without%20an%20Internet%20connection
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AptGet/Offline
Those websites could be saved on a CD or USB-stick or printed from the other machine.
Another option is an addon for firefox called 'pdfit', the other machine can pdf the whole website and send it to your email address.

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Young S. Chung (cho1020908) said :
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ok so this is what I m trying to do.

http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html

I am trying to install this software, because I am a java learner.

It doesn't work as I intended to. Please help me.

thanks

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Young S. Chung (cho1020908) said :
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I didn't get any errors, but I just don't know how to.

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :
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As i can read, here http://www.bluej.org/download/download.html you need to have Java installed on your system.
Have you already installed Java ... ?

To install sun-java6

Please first enable the multiverse repository:

Open System → Administration → Software sources → [ Tab Ubuntu software ]
enable "Software restrictecd by copyright or legal issue ( multiverse )"
Close and confirm the repository reload.

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo aptitude update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo aptitude install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin sun-java6-jdk

give your user password when requested, you don't see nothing when you type it, then press enter.

Hope this helps

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Young S. Chung (cho1020908) said :
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Thank you everyone