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Ive tried following the instructions given at: http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Download But when I get to the point where it instructs you to install the "josm-latest" file I get an error message returned as follows: (note it says I typed in josm-tested but i simply copied my last attempt. Ive downloaded the .jar file with "josm tested" file)

michael@michael-Satellite-L350D:~$ sudo apt-get install josm-latest                       Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package josm-latest

Im not sure why its unable to locate the package... any help would be appreciated... Michael

asked 13 Aug '12, 04:17

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Did you add the josm repository to your sources.list and run apt-get update afterwards?

(13 Aug '12, 05:42) scai ♦

Apt-get usually is the preferred method, but this is really simple if you can configure things for yourself. This is especially true because the distribution version of josm may well be out of date. Here is what I did --

1:download josm-tested.jar from the link on http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/JOSM
2: make a directory called "lib" under your HOME directory, and put josm-tested.jar there
3: find the "bin" directory under your HOME directory and create a script file josm.sh containing

java -jar ~/lib/josm-tested.jar

4: in the properties, set the toggle "Allow executing file as program"

Then typing josm.sh from a terminal window or double clicking on the josm.sh file icon will launch josm

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answered 13 Aug '12, 20:44

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