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Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« on: Friday 26 February 10 20:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,
I would like to use Legacy on Unbuntu Linux 9.10 but when I go do download it it come up with an error

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Archive:  /home/smithie/Downloads/Legacy7Setup.exe
[/home/smithie/Downloads/Legacy7Setup.exe]
  End-of-central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not
  a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the
  latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
  the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo:  cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/smithie/Downloads/Legacy7Setup.exe or
          /home/smithie/Downloads/Legacy7Setup.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/smithie/Downloads/Legacy7Setup.exe.ZIP, period.


What do I do now? I have tried Gramps but find it hard to use and am so used to using Legacy

Any help would be welcomed

Thanks
Newbe
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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 February 10 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Newbe


I tried to download it myself since I'd be interested in trying it on Ubuntu as well but couldn't find anywhere to download a Ubuntu version. Could you please post the link you got it from?

Thanks

Angela
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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 February 10 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Not tried Legacy on Ubuntu, but use it on Windows XP. Have used Linux Ubuntu, and this might work. Download and install Wine, which enables you to run Windows programs in Linux systems. As I say, not used it with Legacy, but have used it succesfully with My Heritage. Good luck.
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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 February 10 20:53 GMT (UK) »
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Help.asp

This is the link that says you can use it with linux machines with a windows emulater

Newbe
Purcell, - Limerick - Ireland,Australia, Westland, NZ
Coppell  - England 1734 to now, New Zealand - 1853 to now
Buckby - England, Australia, New Zealand - 1630 to now
Smith New Zealand
Parker -England - New Zealand  - 1800 to now
Lilley,Lillie, Lilly  - England -New Zealand - 1800 to now
Dykins - Wales, England, New Zealand -  1752 to now
Reynolds, England- 1800 to now
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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 February 10 20:54 GMT (UK) »
Do you have a link for Wine

I am new to this and not sure what the link would be

Thanks
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Purcell, - Limerick - Ireland,Australia, Westland, NZ
Coppell  - England 1734 to now, New Zealand - 1853 to now
Buckby - England, Australia, New Zealand - 1630 to now
Smith New Zealand
Parker -England - New Zealand  - 1800 to now
Lilley,Lillie, Lilly  - England -New Zealand - 1800 to now
Dykins - Wales, England, New Zealand -  1752 to now
Reynolds, England- 1800 to now
Newdick -Norfolk and Suffolk England , Australia, New Zealand - 1700 to now

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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 February 10 21:08 GMT (UK) »
Just type Wine in your browser. The one you want is Wine development HQ. You should find a downloadable version on there.
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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 February 10 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Have downloaded the version you said WineHQ

DoI need to extarct any files for it or not

I am not sure about this that is all

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Purcell, - Limerick - Ireland,Australia, Westland, NZ
Coppell  - England 1734 to now, New Zealand - 1853 to now
Buckby - England, Australia, New Zealand - 1630 to now
Smith New Zealand
Parker -England - New Zealand  - 1800 to now
Lilley,Lillie, Lilly  - England -New Zealand - 1800 to now
Dykins - Wales, England, New Zealand -  1752 to now
Reynolds, England- 1800 to now
Newdick -Norfolk and Suffolk England , Australia, New Zealand - 1700 to now

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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 February 10 21:20 GMT (UK) »
http://www.legacyfamilytree.com/Help.asp

This is the link that says you can use it with linux machines with a windows emulater

Newbe

Aha - so they do intend you to use it with Wine  ::) I was hoping for one compiled for native Linux. Looks like Redroger is the right person to advise then  ;D
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And most especially the origins of William Cannings,  a Baptist, born abt 1791 in Broughton Gifford, Wiltshire

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Re: Using Legacy on Ubuntu Linux
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 February 10 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Well that sounds good. Tried to extract legacy again but am not able to ::)  Not sure what i am doing wrong

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Purcell, - Limerick - Ireland,Australia, Westland, NZ
Coppell  - England 1734 to now, New Zealand - 1853 to now
Buckby - England, Australia, New Zealand - 1630 to now
Smith New Zealand
Parker -England - New Zealand  - 1800 to now
Lilley,Lillie, Lilly  - England -New Zealand - 1800 to now
Dykins - Wales, England, New Zealand -  1752 to now
Reynolds, England- 1800 to now
Newdick -Norfolk and Suffolk England , Australia, New Zealand - 1700 to now