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Dnscrypt-proxy how to install on ubuntu desktop in a simple way

how to install dnscrypt-proxy-1.2.0.tar.bz2 on ubuntu desktop

and what about (dnscrypt-proxy-1.2.0.tar.bz2.sig) is it also needed to complete the installation of the .bz2 and how to deal with it?


clearly detailed answer as I'm new to linux. even the explanation on this link is not clear to me https://github.com/opendns/dnscrypt-proxy

where should I download it? on desktop or on home? and how to extract it and install it?. Also is there a ready to install .deb package?. because I have converted the above mentioned bz2 to .deb but it did not install properly and it is wrapped up with a lock.

It will be installed on:

Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop

Intel® Core™ i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz × 4

OS type 32-bit



  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    Since that app does not have an ubuntu package you will need to compile the application and install it yourself.

    Generally you do the following:
    1. Download the source file into a new directory
    2. type "sudo su -" to enter the system as root, which is needed to install a new application.
    3. when inthe source directory type "./configure" to configure the build parameters. You cna use "./configure --help" to get a list of all options that can be used with that app.
    4. Type "make" to start the compile process.
    5. Type "make install" to install the application on the system.

    Please be aware that the application will not reflect in the ubuntu software center or any other package management tools. If you wish for it to show as an ubuntu package you will need to build a custom package which is covered in the article at 1. Read the information on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo


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