Image Bulk Downloader Won't Install

Asked by Nita on 2010-01-30

I am trying to install this program http://clipyourphotos.com/bulkr so that I can download all of my photos from Flickr to a flash drive. It says it will work on Linux systems and I even emailed the developer and he said it should but it won't. I click Install and it just tells me after a few seconds, Try Again. The developer also suggested I try an air link but told me 'of course i would need adobe air' ... When I go to download Air it wants to save or open. I saved it and it's a bin file and doesn't do anything when I click on it. But I don't know which program to tell it to use if I choose the open option when downloading. This is all extremely confusing and difficult. Why is it so hard to download program on Ubuntu? Why is there not a click and install way to do this? It is not user friendly at all. Can anyone please tell me how I can download and install this Bulkr program or if not, is there another program within the Ubuntu software packages that will do the same thing? Ubuntu is ever so frustrating for me. If I had a Windows OS cd, I would reinstall it. Ubuntu isn't ready for the typical layperson that is not very computer saavy. I have had way too many problems since reformatting and installing [per a techie's suggestion] this operating system. *sighs* Thank you.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
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The bin file is a binary but wont be marked as executable. If youo se firefox the (retarded) default is to put the file on the desktop

You will need to run:

cd ~/Desktop

or wherever the file is held, then run:

chmod +x filenamehere.bin

you can now launch it with:

./filenamehere.bin

replace filenamehere.bin with whatever the bin file is called. Use tab to autocomplete the file name.

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