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Old 06-18-2020, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default SOLVED:Confused about Reaper and LInux?

Still new to linux, so I am trying to understand how some things work. I want to use Reaper, and got the tar package and unpacked it, which just creates a folder with a Reaper exe....doesn't it need to be installed properly? Or is it really that simple?

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Old 06-18-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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It's not strictly necessary to "install" it, but you can do so by running the install script that's included in the archive. Otherwise, just run the reaper binary.
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:54 PM   #3
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thanks - is it better to install it? Or just "different"
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:58 PM   #4
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oh and I saw reapak in your sig and checked it out - seems like I should/could be using it - are there any info links on what, why, how etc?
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ok just installed it to the home directory, and...it doesn't run at all?? What did I do wrong? I followed all the instructions on the install, got the installation complete message...
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thanks - is it better to install it? Or just "different"

It's ecactly the same, except that you get a Reaper icon and a menu entry when installing it.
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Old 06-18-2020, 02:53 PM   #7
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ok just installed it to the home directory, and...it doesn't run at all?? What did I do wrong? I followed all the instructions on the install, got the installation complete message...
Did you choose option 1 or 2?

Try to execute it from the terminal with

~/.opt/REAPER/./reaper
in case you installed it in your hidden opt directory in your home folder (Option 2).
The ~ stands for your home directory.
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Old 06-18-2020, 03:11 PM   #8
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thanks lilith, I did all of that - have started a new thread on this as it is more direct to the current issue...
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