AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

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AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Post by jpa_french user » Sat May 05, 2018 10:27 am

I have used AESCrypt on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for years without any issue.
After moving on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I can't install AESCrypt anymore:
the tar command I use says that the file AESCrypt-GUI-3.11-Linux-x86_64-Install.gz does not look like a tar archive !
Does anyone knew where the problem come from ?
Thank you for your help.
Sorry for my poor english.

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Re: AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Post by paulej » Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 pm

That is just a compressed file, not a tar file.

Do this at the command line:

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$ gunzip AESCrypt-GUI-3.11-Linux-x86_64-Install.gz
$ chmod 755 AESCrypt-GUI-3.11-Linux-x86_64-Install
$ ./AESCrypt-GUI-3.11-Linux-x86_64-Install
That should work. I discovered that lubuntu was missing zenity in a recent release. If that's missing on Ubuntu, you won't get a dialog box to enter your password. Hopefully, the latest Ubuntu still has it. If you run "aescrypt-gui" from the command-line, you should see the error about it if you have problems.

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Re: AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Post by paulej » Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 pm

As a follow-up, I just installed the software on Ubuntu 18.04. I had no trouble; worked fine.

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Re: AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Post by evert » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:48 am

I had the same (?) problem: the extracted installer did not run. The instructions above solved it, after I found out that I had to apply them in the folder where the compressed file was. it looks as the first extraction did not work properly. But I am guessing here.

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Re: AESCrypt install issue on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Post by paulej » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:24 pm

If the instructions worked, then everything is normal. You have to set the execution bit (chmod), which I assumed most people would know. When I have reason to publish a new update, I'll change the published file to a compressed tar file (tgz) so that the file permission is set properly. :)

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