How To Install Data Crow 4.0.1 On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Data Crow is an open-source media cataloger and organizer, enabling the users to manage all their collections in one product, by organizing everything into a huge database.

The latest version available is Data Crow 4.0.1, which has been released a while ago. Among others, a new client-server mode has been added, the Audio CD module and the Music Album module have been merged, support for movie file import has been added, the tabs saving feature has received enhancements, a feature that allows the users to paste fonts to the fonts directory of the install folder has been added, the fonts are now available also for the PDF reports. For more information about this release, see the official changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install Data Crow 4.0.1 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Kwheezy, SparkyLinux, Crunchbang and other Ubuntu and Debian derivative systems.

Make sure you have Java installed on your system. If not, do this, on your Ubuntu or derivative system:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Or this, on Debian or derivative system:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu trusty main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer

Next, we have to download the datacrow archive, extract it and run the sh installation script.

$ wget "sourceforge.net/projects/datacrow/files/Production versions/4.0.1/datacrow_4_0_1_installer.zip"
$ unzip datacrow_4_0_1_installer.zip
$ sudo sh installer.sh

Next, follow the installation wizard from the graphical user interface.

http://i.imgur.com/QvHnwg8.png

To run the application, you can either search for it in your desktop environment’s menu (ex, Unity Dash) or open it via command-line:

$ java -jar /usr/local/Data\ Crow/datacrow.jar

Optional, to remove Data Crow 4.0.1, do:

$ sudo java -jar /usr/local/Data\ Crow/Uninstaller/uninstaller.java

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