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Install FAQ

Martin Hebnes Pedersen edited this page Sep 20, 2019 · 12 revisions


  • How do I install the .deb package?

    On most systems it's as easy as double-clicking the file. The package manager will take care of the rest :)

    Alternatively, the package can be installed using the terminal:

    1. Navigate to the folder where the .deb is located (e.g. cd ~/Downloads)
    2. sudo dpkg -i pat_x.y.z_linux_arch.deb (replace x.y.z and arch)
  • My distro does not support deb-files. Now what?

    The .tar.gz-files for "other distributions" contains a self-contained binary that must be installed into your PATH.

    Copy the binary pat_x.y.z_linux_arch/pat to /usr/local/bin/ (or /usr/bin/ if it does not exist).

Microsoft Windows

  • The downloaded zip contained only pat.exe, what do it do?

    This is expected. The Windows releases of Pat is in it's early stages. For now, you'll have to use the Windows Command Prompt to start Pat.

    Most Windows users will probably prefer Pat's web GUI.

Apple macOS

  • I've installed the .pkg, but I can't find Pat in Launchpad?

    Pat does not have a native macOS GUI, you interact with it through Terminal. Fire up Terminal and type pat help.

    Most macOS users will probably prefer Pat's web GUI.

Raspberry Pi

  • How do I install Pat on Raspbian/ubuntu?

    Follow the instructions on installing deb-packages, see Linux.

    Psst: Download the armhf package.

    Also, check out this video series on how to get started with Pat on the Raspberry Pi.

  • My Raspberry Pi distro does not support deb packages. Now what?

    Sorry, you'll have to build from source.

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