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I'm quite lost in linux environement. I usually install application using apt-get install and the name of the package.

Here's a quite cool text editor named 'Sublime text 2' and I would like to install it in a Debian distribution. When I download files I get a .tar.bz2 file. I unpack the file with a bz2 command and a tar command. And then I'm blocked. Somebody says to me I have to Make a ./configure and after that a make to compile the sources but the ./configure command doesn't work.

Thanks a lot for help.

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What do you mean by "[the] command doesn't work"? –  Oliver Salzburg Feb 20 '12 at 21:15

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If you want to install it directly from the tar.bz2, unzip it, and run python PackageSetup.py inside the directory.

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Ok, I choose this one because it answer exactly the question –  bAN Feb 21 '12 at 9:20

An easier way is to add the PPA for this to your sources list. This will keep it automatically updated for you too.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2

This will make it so that you can now run sudo apt-get install sublime-text-2 and it will work.

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cool thanks! But where do you get the PPA adress? –  bAN Feb 21 '12 at 6:18
    
@bAN that is the PPA address –  Simon Sheehan Feb 21 '12 at 12:02
    
yes I see but where did YOU get it? –  bAN Feb 21 '12 at 14:47
    
@bAN I found it on launchpad, the website that hosts all the repositories –  Simon Sheehan Feb 21 '12 at 19:30

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