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We recommend that you install SpiderOak through your distribution's package manager. If this isn't possible, you can use this method to install SpiderOak to your home directory. These instructions assume a basic familiarity with command-line use and text editing.
bob@machine:~$ mkdir SpiderOak bob@machine:~$ cd SpiderOak bob@machine:~/SpiderOak$ pwd /home/bob/SpiderOak
For Debian-based distributions (Debian, Ubuntu):
bob@machine:~/SpiderOak$ dpkg-deb -x ~/spideroak_9700_amd64.deb ./
For RedHat-based distributions (Fedora, SuSE, RHEL, CentOS):
bob@machine:~/SpiderOak$ rpm2cpio ~/SpiderOak-9700-1.x86_64.rpm | cpio -vid
And for Slackware:
bob@machine:~/SpiderOak$ tar xfz ~/spideroak-9700.tgz
bob@machine:~/SpiderOak$ mv usr/bin/SpiderOak ./
#!/bin/sh SPIDEROAK_ROOT=/home/bob/SpiderOak LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$SPIDEROAK_ROOT/opt/SpiderOak/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" export LD_LIBRARY_PATH QT_PLUGIN_PATH= ; export QT_PLUGIN_PATH SpiderOak_EXEC_SCRIPT=$(cd `dirname $0` ; pwd)/SpiderOak export SpiderOak_EXEC_SCRIPT exec "$SPIDEROAK_ROOT/opt/SpiderOak/lib/SpiderOak" "$@"
Now, simply run the startup script (/home/bob/SpiderOak/SpiderOak in this example) to launch SpiderOak. IF YOU ARE RUNNING HEADLESS OR BATCHMODE BE SURE TO USE THE --BATCHMODE OR --HEADLESS OPTIONS OR YOU WILL NOT GO TO SPACE TODAY.