When trying to download FileZilla, im told it could not be opened because the associated helper application does not exist and i need to change the association in my preferences

Asked by Mark Beet on 2010-08-04

When trying to download FileZilla, im told it could not be opened because the associated helper application does not exist and i need to change the association in my preferences.

How can i amend this headache?

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2010-08-04
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2010-08-05

How are you downloading Filezilla?

sudo apt-get install filezilla

is pretty standard. Does that work? It's in the official repos..

Mark Beet (markbeet75) said : #2

Hi, just tried to add/remove and application and got this message:

Failed to check for installed and available applications

This is a major failure of your software management system. Please check for broken packages with synaptic, check the file permissions and correctness of the file '/etc/apt/sources.list' and reload the software information with: 'sudo apt-get update' and 'sudo apt-get install -f'.

What does this mean?

Can you give the output of the command I gave. Thanks

Luis Aguiar (techm3) said : #4

Hey. I get filezilla by doing this.

1. download filezilla from https://www.ohloh.net/projects/filezilla/download?filename=FileZilla_3.3.3_i586-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

2. Unzip the package to ~/Documents/

3. Make a Launcher named Filezilla with this command:
    file:///home/lmanuel/Documents/FileZilla3/bin/

4. It work's perfectly .

Good Luck!

Luis Aguiar (techm3) said : #5

Hey. I get filezilla by doing this.

1. download filezilla from https://www.ohloh.net/projects/filezilla/download?filename=FileZilla_3.3.3_i586-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

2. Unzip the package to ~/Documents/

3. Make a Launcher named Filezilla with this command:
    file:///home/lmanuel/Documents/FileZilla3/bin/

    Or just go to the location, open the folder and (4)

4. When the folder open, run the file named filezilla.

It work's perfectly.

Good Luck!

Why not install it using apt-get as I stated. It's a single command which is much easier. If you get any errors with the command paste them here and we can advise

Luis Aguiar (techm3) said : #7

The command works perfectly. I haven't test it.

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