downloading Open Clipart. It's in Archives and I don't know how to access it from there.

Asked by Deb on 2010-05-19

I've asked this question before but I don't think I used the right terminology. I downloaded Open Clipart(openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2). Ubuntu is new to me. It says it's in archives and I can't open any of the clipart from OpenOffice.org Drawing or any app. I don't know how to access File Manager or Archive Manager.

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peter b (b1pete) said : #1

Deb, pls use system-->admin-->synaptic and make a search for

openclipart

right click on it and accept all dependencies -they will be automatically selected for you; there are quite a few and the total openclipart package, dependencies included, is in excess of couple hundred MB.

just forget ...'Open Clipart(openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2'..... after install you'll find the clipart say, in word processor, under tools-->gallery

Deb (debscreek) said : #2

Right now it's showing up in downloads in my home folder. When I right click on it, a window opens saying: Open with Archive Manager, Open With Archive Mounter, Open with OpenOffice.org Drawing.....Cut, Copy..... Im not even sure if it's installed or how to do it. I'm reading "Getting Started With Ubuntu". I just want to start using some of the applications now.

--- On Wed, 5/19/10, peter b <email address hidden> wrote:

From: peter b <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #111620]: downloading Open Clipart. It's in Archives and I don't know how to access it from there.
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:53 PM

Your question #111620 on software-center in
 ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/111620

    Status: Open => Answered

peter b proposed the following answer:
Deb, pls use system-->admin-->synaptic and make a search for

openclipart

right click on it and accept all dependencies -they will be
automatically selected for you; there are quite a few and the total
openclipart package, dependencies included, is in excess of couple
hundred MB.

just forget ...'Open Clipart(openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2'..... after
install you'll find the clipart say, in word processor, under
tools-->gallery

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peter b (b1pete) said : #3

Deb, as said, .....'just forget ...'Open Clipart(openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2'.... pls do not bother with it any longer; I'd recommend to just delete it, it is just a source of confusion.

pls follow my post; question pls - did you manage to open synaptic window from System-->Admin-->synaptic ?

if yes then do the search for

openclipart

as indicated; it is a package that the search command will find in the repository; then, right click on it and and a new window will open then click on install option followed by apply and you'll see then all openclipart dependencies automatically selected for you then apply and the download will start followed by install.

if you have any questions pls ask before proceeding any further.

peter b (b1pete) said : #4

just for your further ref - the file that you mentioned is a compressed package source file. in order to get it installed, first it needs to be decompressed and extracted then there are certain steps required to get it compiled and installed.

on the other hand openciipart in synaptic is already a so called .deb package that the user can install just by double clicking on it; mind you, v important, in this situation ALL openclipart dependencies MUST have been installed otherwise openclipart package will refuse to be installed; but here is the beauty of synaptic, it KNOWS all dependencies and auto select them for you.

Deb (debscreek) said : #5

Thank you for your patience. I deleted openclipart-2.0-full.tar.bz2 as you recommended. I then went to The Ubuntu Software Center and downloaded openclipart. I then did a synaptic search and found 5 clipart  packages. I right clicked on each one and the window listed some actions. I clicked mark for installation on each on and then applied it. Now the boxes along side each package is green and in properties it says they're all installed. The 5 packages are: 1. openclipart -ping 2. openclipart-openoffice.org 3. openclipart 4,openclipart-svg 5. openoffice.org.. Is this right so far.

--- On Thu, 5/20/10, peter b <email address hidden> wrote:

From: peter b <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #111620]: downloading Open Clipart. It's in Archives and I don't know how to access it from there.
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2010, 12:50 AM

Your question #111620 on software-center in ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+question/111620

peter b proposed the following answer:
just for your further ref
 - the file that you mentioned is a compressed
package source file. in order to get it installed, first it needs to be
decompressed and extracted then there are certain steps required to get
it compiled and installed.

on the other hand openciipart in synaptic is already a so called .deb
package that the user can install just by double clicking on it; mind
you, v important,  in this situation ALL openclipart dependencies MUST
have been installed otherwise openclipart package will refuse to be
installed; but here is the beauty of synaptic, it KNOWS all dependencies
and auto select them for you.

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peter b (b1pete) said : #6

Deb, pls use synaptic, I'm not v familiar how Software Center works internally, it is relatively new.you should search in synaptic ONLY FOR

openclipart

package, no more no less, just that one word shown above. then right click and select option mark for installation as said.then apply; after apply a new window opens and will tell you something like 'to be installed' with a small box in front of it with a plus sign; now, if you click on that plus sign you'll see displayed quite a few other packages (called dependencies in one word) that openclipart MUST also download and install to make it a working/usable package. if you look on the same window you'll see also that openclipart+its dependencies total download is something in excess of 200MB and will require more than approx 400MB of disk space. just apply/accept, the download will start followed by the installation process. pls be patient, it's quite a bit of data to be downloaded then installed.

now, I'll show you how the same thing can be accomplished by using CLI; first open a terminal then pls enter

sudo apt-get install openclipart

enter your password when prompted then immediately you'll see in the terminal window quite a few lines telling you, mainly, that the dependencies tree was built, packages that need to be downloaded, etc. and finally it is asking you whether it is OK to proceed or not. just enter Yes and the download will start followed by the install proc.

so, here you are, your choice. synaptic is a graphical interface while CLI is a command interface, the final results are the same though.

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