The best way if you are on GNU/Linux Debian or Ubuntu is to use our package repository. This way, when a new version is out, your classical package manager can automatically install it.
To use our package repository, pick one of the following lines, and add it graphically with the Update Manager(Settings/Third-Party Software) or append it with a text editor to your/etc/apt/sources.listfile.
If you are using Ubuntu:
deb http://download.par4all.org/apt/ubuntu releases main # --OR-- deb http://download.par4all.org/apt/ubuntu development main
or if you are running Debian:
deb http://download.par4all.org/apt/debian releases main # --OR-- deb http://download.par4all.org/apt/debian development main
So you need to choose between releases or development versions. Development packages are generated often, may be unstable, and are best suited if you want to track more closely the Par4All development.
Once this is done, run your favorite graphics package tool (synaptic…) or:
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install par4all
In any case, you will then need to source one of the following shell scripts which set up the environment variables for proper Par4All execution:
If you usebash, sh, dash, etc…
If you usecsh,tcsh, etc…
For more information, look at the documentation section.