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Old 08-28-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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error "couldn't find the program '....'"


Hi.

After i unArk a program and click on the executable i get the error.

Couldn't find the program '.................'

Why can't it find what i just clicked on?
I have tried this on different executables same problem.
If I unArk a file in a different distro and then copy it to my main distro it works. Weird!
I think it must be a permission problem or something.
I tried searching for the answer first but couldn't find one.

I run
Yoper OS
amd 1.33 Ghz
512 Mb ram
etc..........

 
Old 08-28-2003, 10:16 PM   #2
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whats unArk?

Could you explain more clearly.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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sorry.

archiver (ark)

to uncompress the tarball to a folder.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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sorry.
thats my windowz unzip lingo creaping in.
old habbits die hard i guess.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 10:57 PM   #5
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What program?

Are you untarring (thats the term ) a binary, or source? Most likely its source.

If its source, you have to compile it first.

to untar something:

tar -xvzf foo.tar.gz

what happens when you try that?
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:15 PM   #6
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I do that to untar.
and still the same.
the files i tried so far are

mozilla-firebird
panelshadesmanager

both are executables (binaries) and do not need
./configure
make
make install

I still think it's a permission problem.
the executables have me as the user
and users as the group but still won't work.

please help!!!!
thanks
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:30 PM   #7
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describe step by step what you do.

And tell us the EXACT error, you havent done that yet.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:35 PM   #8
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this link
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=7396
says
Installing note:
-----------------------------
You don't need to do any installation. Just uncompress to any directory you want and directly run the binary "panelshadesmanager". It doesn't create any file anywhere.

I untar it.
click the binary
and get
Couldn't find the program 'panelshadesmanager'

it can't find the file i just clicked on
??????????

tried as root. same error.
so not a permission problem.

Last edited by jaws75; 08-28-2003 at 11:53 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:08 AM   #9
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"clicked on"? Did you try executing the binary in a console:

./foo

try:

tar -xvzf program.tar.gz
cd program
./program
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:20 AM   #10
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in terminal says

jaws75@localhost panelshadesmanager-0.4.4 $ ./panelshadesmanager
./panelshadesmanager: error while loading shared libraries: libqt-mt.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
jaws75@localhost panelshadesmanager-0.4.4 $

the file is there.

also
if i use mozilla-firebird in debian it works perfect.
i try the exact same thing in my current distro and i get the same error as above.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 12:48 AM   #11
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You're using Yoper?

libqt-mt.so.3 is part of QT3. Do you have that installed? Do you have the -devel version installed if their is one?

Have you ran "ldconfig"?

If you have, do(as root):

updatedb
[database updated]
locate libqt-mt.so

and then post what shows up. A few symlinks may be broken.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:14 AM   #12
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yes i use yoper v1.1

root@localhost jaws75 # ldconfig
ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libdivxencore.so is too small, not checked.
ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libdivxencore.so.0 is too small, not checked.

root@localhost jaws75 # emerge search qt
Searching...
[ Results for search key : qt ]
[ Applications found : 17 ]

x11-libs/qt
Latest version available: 3.1.2-r4
Latest version installed: 3.1.1
Size of downloaded files: 13,045 kB
Homepage: http://www.trolltech.com/
Description: QT version 3.1.2

root@localhost jaws75 # updatedb
root@localhost jaws75 # locate libqt-mt.so
/usr/local/qt/lib/libqt-mt.so
/usr/local/qt/lib/libqt-mt.so.3
/usr/local/qt/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.1
/usr/local/qt/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.1.1
/usr/local/qt/lib/libqt-mt.so.3.1.2
root@localhost jaws75 #

a -devel version did not show up in the list

thanks for your help so far!
i thought this question would have a simple answer.
i was wrong.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:21 AM   #13
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ok.
mozilla firebird now works!!!!
but panelshadesmanager does not
maybe it is broken?
i think i will give up on the idea all togeather.
 
Old 03-01-2004, 10:46 AM   #14
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I had this problem too. I found the solution in another forum. Open a shell and prefix the script filename with ./
 
  


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