Friday, March 11, 2011

Install Komodo Edit 6 on Natty

Just wanted to give a quick update on how to install the latest Komodo Edit on the latest Ubuntu. Its been a while since I posted the last article about Komodo Edit and it needed a quick refresh.

  • The packages for Linux can be found here. Download the appropriate package for whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit.
  • Use either the GUI to extract the contents or
tar -xvzf Komodo-version-platform.tar.gz
  • In your terminal, or open a terminal if you haven't already, change to the new directory
cd Komodo-version-platform
  • Run the install script. I had to use sudo before the script to get it to install.
sudo ./
  • Go through and answer all of the installer prompts
  • Once the installer finishes you will need to add Komodo Edit to your PATH. Personally I like the symlink method, but it does require root/sudo access.
ln -s /bin/komodo /usr/bin/komodo
Two caveats that I have found is that you probably should not install to the default because it will only work for root or if you sudo. I went ahead and installed to /opt/komodo, but you could install wherever you like to install your non-package maintained software. Second, the installer actually tells you to make the symbolic link in /usr/local/bin but I have found that is not in the default PATH of the users (though it could be added). Other than that it is pretty straight forward. Let me know if you all find any other pain points.


Esteban said...


Shasta McFly said...

I got all the way through, and then the launch icon that I created won't launch. I get a warning that says: "Untrusted application launcher The application launcher "komodow-edit-6.desktop" has not been marked as trusted. If you do not know the source of this file, launching it may be unsafe." The only choice I have is the cancel button. When I tried to change the permissions in terminal (with 'chmod +x komodo-edit-6.desktop', I get the error: 'chmod: changing permissions of `komodo-edit-6.desktop': Operation not permitted' I'm at a loss of what to do next. Can you please clarify your instructions? I'm not sure what you're suggesting we do in your caveats section...perhaps you can be a little more explicit for us nubes?

Wylbur said...

If you already have Komodo edit installed, you can simply update your existing installation.

In Komodo, under the HELP menu, CHECK FOR UPDATES.

The only trick is that you might have to start Komodo as root so you have permissions to do the upgrade.

Start Komodo as root. You can do this in the terminal with SUDO.

scorpyon said...

Thanks a lot. Very useful! :)