steps to load Rebol on Ubuntu

Asked by Tim O'Leary on 2013-09-24

Need steps to load Rebol on Ubuntu. Not sure what I'm to type in terminal to get it going

Thanks

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Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #2

Went through this before. Once in the command line I must be doing
something wrong but unable to get it.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Thomas Krüger <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Thomas Krüger proposed the following answer:
> Did you read this?
> http://www.rebol.com/docs/install.html
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Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #3

Yes, read and tried it. Just not that computer literate. I downloaded the
file and can see the file. Clicked it and extract but after that I'm lost.
 Have tried typing tar -xzf rebol.tar gz in the command module and I get an
error message. Any help would be appreciated

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Thomas Krüger <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Thomas Krüger proposed the following answer:
> Did you read this?
> http://www.rebol.com/docs/install.html
>
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> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
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What is the error message? How can we assist when you don't give us the actual error text?

Think about it

Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #5

Opening a terminal window and entering tar.... I get:

jo@tjo-HP-ProBook-4510s:~$ tar -xzf rebol.tar.gz
tar (child): rebol.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tjo@tjo-HP-ProBook-4510s:~$

sorry but would like to learn this but it's all very new to me.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the error message? How can we assist when you don't give us the
> actual error text?
>
> Think about it
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Posting error messages is not unique to Ubuntu. It is also used in Windows which I'd bet you would say you are versed with. ...

Where did you download the file to?

Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #7

Actually have the console on Windows machine at home but would like it on
this one also.

After clicking the download from REBOL.com docs install the file comes up
in a list of files. I have clicked on the file and then click open. So I
have it downloaded but don't know the steps to get it installed

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:41 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
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> Status: Open => Needs information
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> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Posting error messages is not unique to Ubuntu. It is also used in
> Windows which I'd bet you would say you are versed with. ...
>
> Where did you download the file to?
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

Read the instructions!

http://www.rebol.com/docs/install.html instructs you to use a command like
tar -xzf rebol-core-2602042.tar.gz

The page http://www.rebol.com/docs/unpack-tar-gz.html provides some more hints how to unzip a file, and states
"Here's an example: tar -xzf rebol.tar.gz"

You just typed the example command instead of correctly executing the "tar -xcf" command with the file name of you rebol tarball file.

In what directory did you put the file that you have downloaded?
What is its filename?

Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #9

Here is the answer: http://www.maxvessi.net/rebol.deb

what I didn't know was my machine was running debian so the redhat load was
not working. Running the above package and Rebol is now in my apps with
python etc.

On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
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> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> What is the error message? How can we assist when you don't give us the
> actual error text?
>
> Think about it
>
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Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #10

No. Http://maxvessi.net wrote a package to load rebol. Click it and you
get. Runs under application, programs
On Sep 25, 2013 12:46 PM, "Tim O'Leary" <
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> Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
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> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
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> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> Here is the answer: http://www.maxvessi.net/rebol.deb
>
> what I didn't know was my machine was running debian so the redhat load was
> not working. Running the above package and Rebol is now in my apps with
> python etc.
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM, actionparsnip <
> <email address hidden>> wrote:
>
> > Your question #236269 on gnome-terminal in Ubuntu changed:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+question/236269
> >
> > Status: Open => Needs information
> >
> > actionparsnip requested more information:
> > What is the error message? How can we assist when you don't give us the
> > actual error text?
> >
> > Think about it
> >
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Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #11

Just as an explanation: Ubuntu is based on Debian and uses the same format for packages. So whenever you have the choice between .rpm and .deb package files for installation, you have to select .deb format.

For completeness sake the link to the downloads: http://www.maxvessi.net/rebsite/Linux/

If rebol is now working fine, and the problem has been resolved, please mark this question as solved.

Tim O'Leary (lears9) said : #12

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.