What is the Linux installation process?

How to install Linux autopackages in 4 easy steps.

You only have to follow these instructions once. After the first time, you should be able to open autopackages directly from your web browser.

Step 1: Download & save

Download the packages you want to install and save them on your computer.

Go to the folder where you saved the software package to.

Nautilus screenshot

Konqueror screenshot

Step 2: Open Properties dialog

Click on the package with your right mouse button.

Then click on the Properties menu item.



Step 3: Enable permissions

Go to the Permissions tab.

Check the Execute, Exec or Is Executable checkbox. If there are more than one Execute/Exec checkboxes, check the top-most one.

Click Close or OK, depending on the dialog.





Step 4: Uninstall previous and open

If you already have the software installed from your distributions packages or from the source, remove it first. Then open the package file.



If you are asked whether you want to display or run the package, click Run.



The installation will now begin. Follow further instructions that are displayed on the screen, if any.

We recommend installing Caedium and Autopackage itself locally (i.e., not as root) to avoid conflicts. So when the root password dialog appears, early in the installation process, click the No Password button in the bottom left-hand-side of the installation dialog.

You only have to follow these instructions once. Next time, you can just skip step 1-4 and open the .package file directly.

Instructions for commandline users

(If you have followed the graphical instructions above, then you don't need to follow these instructions.)

  1. Download the packages you want to install and save them on your computer.
  2. Open a terminal and go to the folder in which you saved the package:
    [bash@localhost]$ cd YourDownloadsFolder
    [bash@localhost]$ _
  3. Run the package with the following command:
    [bash@localhost]$ bash Example.package
  4. You're done! Follow further instructions on screen, if any.

Note: Copy of original instructions that used to be hosted at http://www.autopackage.org/howtoinstall.html


Finding Caedium

Hello. I downloaded caedium.package, set it to be executed as a program, and clicked Run, and the installation process went as expected. However, after installation, I cannot find Caedium in my program files. I installed Ubuntu on Windows through wubi.

Logout and login

You might need to logout and login for the program groups to update. Caedium will appear in the Graphics category.

If you are on Windows anyway why don't you just use the Windows version of Caedium?

Re: Logout and login

By looking under Graphics, did you mean looking for Caedium in the Ubuntu Software Center, searching under the Dash home, or searching "Graphics" within the file system? I did relogin and restart, but I could not find it using any of the three aforementioned methods. I prefer Linux over Windows.

Ubuntu 11.x

Under Dash, you should be able to search for caedium. Also within Dash it should be listed under All Applications->Graphics.

Another option is to open a shell and run the command caedium - it should be in your path if the installation succeeded. You did install without the root password, right?

The autopackage installer is defunct

autopackage no longer exists (junk link to autopackage.org) autopackage functionality is available using PackageKit but the extraction and installation still fails.

Also (perhaps related) WebKitGTK is also defunct/deprecated because of security issues.

I am currently running Fedora 28 but I suspect there are similar issues with all current distributions.