Here are few guide lines I found to install sublime text in linux ubuntu (also other distro)

Install via the package manager(apt-get):

For sublime-text-2:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text

For Sublime-Text-3:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer

Install manually:

alternatively you can download the installable file and install it manually using the following procedure

for ubuntu distro

you can download the .deb file and install it by double clicking or via package manager

32-bit

cd ~
wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/sublime-text_build-3047_i386.deb

64-bit

cd ~
wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/sublime-text_build-3047_amd64.deb
For other linux distro

You can download the .tar.bz2 archive file and install it manually

32-bit

wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime\\ Text\\ 2.0.2.tar.bz2 \ntar vxjf Sublime\\ Text\\ 2.0.2.tar.bz2

64-bit

wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/Sublime\\ Text\\ 2.0.2\\ x64.tar.bz2 \ntar vxjf Sublime\\ Text\\ 2.0.2\\ x64.tar.bz2

Installation for both

sudo mv Sublime\\ Text\\ 2 /opt/ sudo ln -s /opt/Sublime\\ Text\\ 2/sublime_text /usr/bin/sublime

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