Ubuntu - Wordfast Pro install directory
Thread poster: Elliot Everett

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
United States
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Jul 13, 2009

I am going to take the new Wordfast Pro for a spin on Ubuntu 8.04. It installed fine and it works, but it is on my /home/username/desktop directory.

Where is the proper place to install the program (e.g., /usr/bin/)?

Thanks in advance.
Elliot


 

Paul Carmichael  Identity Verified
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Wherever there's space. Jul 13, 2009

Elliot Everett wrote:

I am going to take the new Wordfast Pro for a spin on Ubuntu 8.04. It installed fine and it works, but it is on my /home/username/desktop directory.

Where is the proper place to install the program (e.g., /usr/bin/)?

Thanks in advance.
Elliot


I should think wherever you like, so long as it's in the path for convenience. Mine (the trial) is in /home/paul/Wordfast and I just run it from there. Or you can add it to the menu easily enough.


 

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
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That's where I ended up putting it Jul 13, 2009

Thanks, I put it there too and it seems to work. But there should be a specific place where the Linux-heads put applications like these, according to the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (see link). I could put it under /opt or something, but I don't know if the config files for my specific user will go in the right place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard

In the end, it's likely much ado about nothing.


 

Thierry Destinobles  Identity Verified
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what about some feedback? Jul 14, 2009

Hi!

I wanted to know how it worked out for you, because I heard here and there that you have to use MS Word to make it work properly, is it ok with OpenOffice.org?


 

Paul Carmichael  Identity Verified
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It's not in the linux spirit of things Jul 14, 2009

Elliot Everett wrote:

Thanks, I put it there too and it seems to work. But there should be a specific place where the Linux-heads put applications like these, according to the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (see link). I could put it under /opt or something, but I don't know if the config files for my specific user will go in the right place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard

In the end, it's likely much ado about nothing.


Thing is, if I remember rightly, it doesn't have an installer proper, which would run with root priveleges and therefore be able to install it in /usr/bin or whatever. It's just a standalone executable. Same thing with OmegaT. In fact, looking at my home directory, there's quite a few programs "shipped" without installers. If you built it from source, then proper installation is part of the process (./configure - make - sudo make install). But of course, unlike just about all other linux software, the source isn't available.

You could always log in as root and copy the executable to /usr/bin, but then it wouldn't know where to find it's support files and you don't want to put all that baggage in /usr/bin.

En fin, you might as well leave it where it is.


 

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
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I am using Word 2000 via Wine Jul 14, 2009

Thierry Destinobles wrote:

Hi!

I wanted to know how it worked out for you, because I heard here and there that you have to use MS Word to make it work properly, is it ok with OpenOffice.org?


I too have read that WF Pro on Linux will not work with OpenOffice.org, only with Word. I will post here after I have had some experience with it.


 

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
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Leaving it where it is. Jul 14, 2009

wibbleypants wrote:

Thing is, if I remember rightly, it doesn't have an installer proper, which would run with root priveleges and therefore be able to install it in /usr/bin or whatever. It's just a standalone executable. Same thing with OmegaT. In fact, looking at my home directory, there's quite a few programs "shipped" without installers. If you built it from source, then proper installation is part of the process (./configure - make - sudo make install). But of course, unlike just about all other linux software, the source isn't available.

You could always log in as root and copy the executable to /usr/bin, but then it wouldn't know where to find it's support files and you don't want to put all that baggage in /usr/bin.

En fin, you might as well leave it where it is.


I'll probably do that. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.


 

Marco D'Ippolito  Identity Verified
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wordfast pro install directory Jul 14, 2009

Hallo,

I use ubuntu jaunty and I personally have wfpro installed on the desktop (which is not on my path for security reasons), but then you can as well create a symbolic link (ln -s) to it and put it wherever you want.
I have created a symbolic link to it in /usr/local/bin/ which is where user-installed non-standard applications are usually placed.
Now the command Wordfast is in my path and can be started very simply.

Marco


 

Elliot Everett  Identity Verified
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Well, it installed fine, but I don't like it Jul 23, 2009

WF Pro seems much more complicated than the old version, and frankly I don't see the reason to switch right now.

I decided to go the WF classic way on Linux via Crossover Office. It seems to have a few glitches, but works okay.

I have a question about turning off delimiters in WF/Linux and will post in another thread.

Thanks again.

Elliot


 


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