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How to intall new softwares Kubuntu 8.04 ?

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  • Started 8 years ago by dollar
  • Latest reply from dudeFromSpace
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Posts: 60

I recently dowloaded .tar.gz file and extracted with ark , but how to install that software ?

Please explain me in easy way. Thanks !

Posted 8 years ago
The Geek
Posts: 2059

Typically there's a readme file, which you need to open and follow the instructions.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 60

It have readme file but there is no installation procedure in that ! What to do ?


crclient 1.1 for Unix/Linux

* Introduction
* Make
* Options
* Example of Configuration File


Cyberoam Client is a part of the Cyberoam product which is a complete solution to
Employee Internet Management. This tool provides an interface for the client to
communicate with the Cyberoam server. There are various options provided which help the
client to effectively communicate with the server.

crclient supports two modes at the time of compilation.
1) Single Login
2) Multiple Login
In case of single login only one user is allowed to login at a time. For
enabling single mode the macro CFLAGS in the Makefile has to be disabled.

In case of multiple login option the more then one user can login at a given
time. The macro CFLAGS has to be enabled before making the files.

Other make options include the clean option. Before making the file after the macro is
enabled/disabled the clean option should be used.
$make clean.


-u : The option is responsible for sending a login request to the server. It requires
username as a parameter.

-s : The option is for setting preferences for the client. Preferences such as AskonExit,
AutoLogin, ShowNotification and Server Address can be set using this option. The
preference values are then reflected in the Configuration file.

-l: This option is used to send a logout request to the server. In case of Multiple
Login mode this option requires argument i.e Username.

-h: provides help for the client.

-d: Specify the location for log file.

-v: Sets the verbose mode on. This option is for debugging purpose.

-V: Provides Current Version information.

-f: Specify the location for the configuration file.

Example of Configuration File

AskonExit 0
AutoLogin 0
FirstTime 1
Port 6060
SavePassword 0
User ankit
ShowNotification 1
LiveRequestTime 180
AlreadyLoggedIn 0
VersionId 1
Version crclient1.1

The configuration file includes the above showm parameters. First Configuration file is searched
at /etc, if not found it is searched in the user's home directory. If the configuration file is
not found at both the places a file is created in the user's home directory by accepting the
essential parameters from the User.


i) User has to manually disable the SavePassword option in the configuration file by setting the
value of SavePassword field to zero , once the option is enabled.

ii) Also, if the savepassword option is enabled and Password field is found to be null in the
configuration file the user have to disable the savepassword option i.e by setting the
SavePassword field to 0, inoder to login.

iii) If -f option is specified the full path along with the filename should be specified.
Ex. /home/ankit/CyberClient.conf.

iv) In case of Sun Solaris the multiple process issue is vulnerable.No gaurantee is taken to
control multiple client process invocation.

v) In case of '-d' option if log file cannot be opened at the specified location client exits.
In absence of '-d' option preference for log location is
1) '/var/log'
2) Users home directory
3) '/tmp'
If all the three preferences fail logging will be done on standard output.

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 4

Hi dollar,

Commonly you can install a program via dpkg with the command "sudo dpkg -i package_name" (where "package_name" may include a file extension), when you went to the right directory. but there seems to be a bug in the install of crclient. Anyways, if your problem is not caused by any bugs, but you just need to learn how to install stuff in kubuntu, check out this in the ubuntu forum (scroll down for kubuntu and command line stuff).

Hope this will get you on the way a bit!

Cheers, dudeFromSpace

Posted 8 years ago

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