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ANSWERED How Do I "Install" Eddie on Linux Mint 18?

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Sorry for the Noob question...

I'm familiar with Mac but not Linux. I downloaded the "portable" version of Eddie to my "Downloads" section, but where do I go from there? Where do I move the extracted Eddie folder?

If it was a Mac, I would just drag the folder to "Applications", but I don't see a location like that in Mint.

Thanks!

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Hi,

 

Installing the deb file would make things easier but your choice...

Here's what you need to do in a terminal window:

 

cd /path/to/AirVPN/directory
sudo ./airvpn

 

The GUI should appear!

 

Hope it helps.

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Nick, thanks for responding.

 

Typing that into Terminal results in: "bash: cd: /path/to/AirVPN/directory: No such file or directory" ...Am I correct in assuming I need to make a directory first? ...Maybe: "mkdir AirVPN" ?

 

I did download the Debian file first but didn't install it because after the download finished, the Linux OS (not the browser) announced that "this file could harm your computer".

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Typing that into Terminal results in: "bash: cd: /path/to/AirVPN/directory: No such file or directory"

 

No, you need to type the actual path to the files you extracted, e.g.:

cd ~/Downloads/airvpn/

 

I did download the Debian file first but didn't install it because after the download finished, the Linux OS (not the browser) announced that "this file could harm your computer".

 

That's a generic warning your system displays for every deb file you download out of your distro's repositories, whether they're actually harmful or not.

So if it's your only problem, I highly recommand you install the deb file instead, it's much easier and user-friendly!

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Hello!

 

The quick way is just to download the .deb file (so not the portable) and make sure you have the gdebi program installed; which comes with Mint 18 anyway, usually.

 

Then a wizard will appear once the download is done and you just click through .

 

Saves you messing with file locations.


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That seems to be one of the strengths of the Mint "value add" on Ubuntu and Debian. Refugees from the bugged and buggy M$ and Apple walled worlds can pretty much click on or follow a simple howto from the downloaded iso and "do it like before" for installation and daily use. And never have to venture in the terminal world to "bash" and forward and backward "slash" and "fstab" and "mount" and "root" unless they become curious.

Personally, I prefer to run Mint in a Virtual Box to have the option to run W10 stuff as needed, and preserve the resale value and warranty/serviceability of my new laptop without the mystery of a W10 reinstall. Others may like dual boot, so it can get a bit more complicated.

If Air want Eddie to be used across various OpenVPN installations maybe they should try and get it into the default Ubuntu PPA at http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu to "just work" with Synaptic Package Manager and Update Manager for updates and dependency management. Not sure about the "lag" in the release pipeline.

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