Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

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datib
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Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by datib » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:51 pm

Hi,

I can't install CmapTools on Linux

Here is what happen:

me:~$ chmod +x Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin
chmod: impossible d'accéder à 'Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin': Aucun fichier ou dossier de ce type
me:~$ sudo ./Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin -i GUI
[sudo] Mot de passe de me :
sudo: ./Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin : commande introuvable

Do you have a idea about what I've done wrong?

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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by cmapadmin » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:54 pm

Don't understand French, but seems like the chmod did not succeed? Maybe need sudo chmod +x ./Linux64... so it finds the file?

datib
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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by datib » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:06 am

Thanks to your help I was able to install Cmap tools but the IHMC CmapTools folder is in root so I can't run the program. Any idea of the next step?

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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by cmapadmin » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:40 am

You probably need to get some help from a Unix/Linux user as you are having issues with permissions in your system, not with CmapTools. Hard to tell where you installed and what permissions the installation has.

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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by dgroos » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:37 pm

cmap-tools-logo.jpg
This is the cmaptools launcher icon
cmap-tools-logo.jpg (4.02 KiB) Viewed 1070 times
Hi @datib,
These are my notes for installing on Ubuntu 16.04. Yes, I don't install in the /root directory for exactly that problem. I also slightly change the name of the install folder from "IHMC CmapTools" to "IHMC_CmapTools" to avoid having to type escapes when typing in the paths. I did this on our home computer where multiple accounts needed access to cmaptools and also in the disk image which is used on around 100 clients in our school. In detail, this is what I do:
  1. Find & download the most recent software with a browser: http://cmap.ihmc.us/cmaptools/cmaptools-download/
  2. (To download it from the command line, for example: wget http://cmapdownload.ihmc.us/installs/Cm ... -04-17.bin but you will need to cd to the downloaded folder wherever that was)
  3. To move to the directory where the software was just downloaded, for example:

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    cd ~/Downloads
  4. To make the downloaded file 'executable' (but always type in the exact version you have):

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    sudo chmod +x Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin
  5. To start the installer:

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    sudo ./Linux64CmapTools_v6.03_10-04-17.bin
  6. Press "Next"; Select check-box next to "I accept the terms..." and press "Next"; Select "Advanced Configuration" and press "Next"...
  7. Changed install location by typing in: /opt/IHMC_CmapTools then press "Next"
  8. Accept default, "Don't create links" and press "Next"
  9. Everything else continues to be default. At the "Pre-Installation Summary" press "Install".
  10. Next, to make a launcher for CmapTools I did the following:
    1. Download the small jpg attached to this forum post--it's a little jpeg of the icon.
    2. Name it /opt/IHMC_CmapTools/cmap-tools-logo.jpg then go to the directory of the launcher:
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      cd /usr/share/applications/
    4. Then make a new blank text file:

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      sudo touch CmapTools.desktop
    5. Then open that file in edit mode...

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      sudo nano CmapTools.destkop
    6. And then make it say exactly the following:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Icon=/opt/IHMC_CmapTools/cmap-tools-logo.jpg
    Name=CmapTools
    Type=Application
    Exec=/opt/IHMC_CmapTools/bin/CmapTools
    Terminal=false
    Categories=Utility;Application;

    (When installing in 18.04 MATE it seemed I had to sudo chmod 664 /opt/IHMC_CmapTools/cmap-tools-logo.jpg and then restart for the desktop icon to appear.)
    Now, all users should be able to find the application by typing ‘Cma’ whatever into the dash! Good luck.
Last edited by dgroos on Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:09 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by cmapadmin » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks a lot. I'm sure it will be a lot of help.

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Re: Can't install CmapTools on Linux Ubuntu

Post by dgroos » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 pm

I just used these directions exactly as they are to successfully install CmapTools v. 6.03 on the soon to be released Ubuntu 18.04 and it installed perfectly :-) (of course note that in the commands involving the cmaptools download file I used the exact name of the new file).

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