[M3devel] Installing on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr

Jay K jay.krell at cornell.edu
Wed May 28 08:42:33 CEST 2014

.deb is just a .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 or .tar.xz with a little bit more around it.
They can be fancy but ours is not, it is just a compressed .tar.
Can you just crack it open and install the underlying parts?
It is likely "position independent" and you can extract it anywhere in your file system -- /usr/local/cm3, $HOME/cm3, etc.

I build them pretty "manually" see here:
the function MakeDebianPackage
Ok, it is an actually an "ar" file, and inside the main thing is data.tar with some compression like .gz or .xz.

 - Jay

From: dragisha at m3w.org
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 19:49:28 +0200
To: bruceax at gmail.com
CC: m3devel at elegosoft.com
Subject: Re: [M3devel] Installing on Ubuntu Trusty Tahr

It looks like it is external to cm3 anything. But maybe .deb is incorrect in some subtle way.

--Dragiša Durićdragisha at m3w.org

On 29 Apr 2014, at 15:01, bruce axtens <bruceax at gmail.com> wrote:

    I am having difficulty installing cm3-LINUXLIBC6-REL.deb on Trusty?
    When I try to install it with Ubuntu Software Centre I get told the


    Lintian check results for

      Can't use an undefined value as an ARRAY reference at

      Lintian/Collect/Package.pm line 513, <$_[...]> line 7562.


    Is this a Perl issue or an installer issue?


    -- Bruce



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