This might be the silliest question ever, but would anyone be able to walk me through installing Tropy in its Linux 64 form onto my Chromebook? I’m starting an internship and need Tropy for it, but just have absolutely no coding competency whatsoever. I’m reluctant to post this as I know it’s a big ask, but I’ve been trying to figure it out for hours with no luck and I feel like if anywhere could help, it’s here!
Here’s what I’ve tried so far:
I downloaded the .bz2 from the website (did not know you could get all these different kinds of zip files, amazing!) and managed to use an online guide to extract it via the command line, as my laptop can’t extract such files in its Files app. I moved it from my Downloads to my Linux Files file.
Now I have a variety of loose Tropy-related files, which is very exciting! Unfortunately, when I try to open the ‘tropy’ binary file to let it run and presumably install itself, there’s a pop-up saying that this file type isn’t supported, and that I need to find an application in the Playstore from which to run it. Pretty sure this is just Google being irritating as per, but please let me know if this actually is the best course of action.
I tried to follow the INSTALL instructions provided with the programme upon download, but was utterly mystified by the first step, which I’ve drawn a little star next to so you can see what I’ve been looking at:
I also tried to follow the instructions in a similar post from 2018 on this forum, where someone called Lisa receives great help from inukshuk on installing Tropy for Ubuntu (see here). Managed to get up to step 3 this time (wahey!), so I think I’ve created a folder to install it into, but stalled at step 4 as I keep getting this reply from my laptop when I paste and run the code:
(I’ve just blocked out the bits that are personal data)
In the step above, I did change the version number of Tropy when I copied inukshuk’s code, because our file names were different as I’m guessing it’s been updated since then, but I don’t think that should prevent it from running?
So that’s where I’ve got to
My Chromebook is running 64-bit Chrome (90.0.4430.218) and 64-bit Linux, if that’s relevant at all.
If anyone has any idea what I could try next to install Tropy, I would absolutely love to hear it! Please let me know if I can provide any more system information, or run any commands to check certain information, that might help clarify things or solve the problem.
Thanks for reading this far!! Apologies again for the daft post, and for being so coding-illiterate.