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Support => New Users => Topic started by: lucas on September 04, 2014, 11:50:45 pm

Title: installing (SOLVED)
Post by: lucas on September 04, 2014, 11:50:45 pm
I want to try for working in the in the cloud.
I have downloaded copy_agent-1.46.0380.tgz on my Desktop.
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How can I install the program?

Title: Re: installing
Post by: AndyInMokum on September 05, 2014, 12:40:38 am
Hi lucas, try installing Copy through this link VinDSL kindly provided.  You should receive an additional 5GiB. Copy Cloud Storage (  This is how I installed it.  Fill out the details and that's it.  Good luck  ;)!
Title: Re: installing
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 05, 2014, 04:54:46 am
Ignore the tgz .. install it from the PPA
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paolorotolo/copythen
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sudo apt-get updatethen
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sudo apt-get install copyOr if you'd rather not add a PPA, just download the .deb (for your architecture) and double-click it to install

Copy for Peppermint 5 32bit:

Copy for Peppermint 5 64bit:
Title: Re: installing
Post by: lucas on September 05, 2014, 06:34:05 am
I have carried out the terminal commands. That went perfect. Copy is now in the menu Accessoires. I have made contact with and the sync went okay.
Thank you for helping. Hopefully you do not find these questions annoying.
Three hurrahs for working in the cloud. Tnx a lot.

PS: I don't know the difference between the PPA-commands and the xxxx.deb file. And  I do not know the advantage or disadvantage of a PPA (Personal Package Archives). But this went very smoothly, especially with Copy already included in the menu.
Title: Re: installing (SOLVED)
Post by: PCNetSpec on September 05, 2014, 08:01:01 am
For clarity -

Adding a PPA (personal package archive) is adding a new repository to your system, that it can (and will) download software from.

Benefits are - if the software is updated in the PPA, your system will automagically update too
disadvantages - PPA's sometimes include more than one piece fo software, so you may end up with packages updating you don't want to update, which can cause issues either immediately or in the future.
(in this case the copy PPA only contains the one package, so it's should be safe)

PPA's are also a potential security risk - the software contained in a PPA *may* contain malicious code as it's from an unknown source, or even if it doesn't at the moment, it may be added in the future .. lets say I create a PPA that contains the latest version of VLC and you add it to your system, (unless you manually disable the PPA) there would be nothing stopping me in the future adding a malicious version of a system package (say ssh) at a later date and as soon as you run an update you'd have the malicious version .. giving me a back door into your system.

Point is, trusting PPA's (or the software from them) is in YOUR hands .. they are VERY handy, but you have to understand the risks, and that they can be owned by anyone.

The Copy PPA is a well know one .. so no reason to panic.
Title: Re: installing (SOLVED)
Post by: lucas on September 05, 2014, 12:59:10 pm
Thanks for the explanation, it's clear to me now.