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Old 01-20-2004, 11:25 AM   #1
ToR_Kristian
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Post Can't install things, lol


hey guys. how can i install things on linux ( Slackware ) . i tryed to install AMSN but it coms ERROR. >>

root@ToR:~# gzip -d amsn-x_xx.tar.gz
gzip: amsn-x_xx.tar.gz: No such file or directory
root@ToR:~# tar xvf amsn-x_xx.tar
tar: amsn-x_xx.tar: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
root@ToR:~#

i think i need to download a zip thing , but i can't remeber what it was called.
and this stands on help in AMSN.

If wish command doesn't exist, then you don't have tcl/tk correctly installed.
If "wish amsn" works, but "./amsn" doesn't, edit 'amsn' file and set the.

so can some1 help me? Im a hehe
and i really dont know to install things...... i are reading the book but.... it can't help me whit that i need help to, so i are asking here. can some1 help me whit it? how can i Install AMSN or whatever i need to install.

THank u.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:35 AM   #2
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First thing: you are running as root - that is inherently unsafe. Copy your zipped file to your real home directory and log out and back in as a normal user.
Then: in a terminal, cd to where the file is saved, type in 'tar - zxvf amsn*.tar.gz.
Then: still in a terminal, cd to the new amsn directory and type in: ./amsn
Amsn then start.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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but an other problem. I have only used root....... so i dont know where i can get an other user.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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i know that i must make an file ..... but i can't remeber it, how to do it!so i need littlebit help. :P
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:40 PM   #5
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For user problem:
'adduser ToR'
Login a ToR from now on. Use 'su -' command to switch to root temporarliy.
'su -c "[program]" ' runs a program as root.
Download amsn slack package:
http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...-i386-2plw.tgz
Run 'su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tgz" '
That's all. If you insist on compiling from source ( the *.tar.gz 'tarball'), note that the 'x's in the commands provided on their site represent the version numbers that change alot.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:48 PM   #6
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i know that i must make an file ..... but i can't remeber it, how to do it!so i need littlebit help. :P
For compiling (i'm guessing the name of the file):
First save the download to a certain folder (say /home/ToR). Then 'cd' to that folder:
cd /home/ToR
tar -xvzf amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tar.gz (note the numbers instead of x's. The 'z' option for tar automatically ungzips the file too)
cd amsn-0.83-i386-2plw (Another guess at the foldername, use 'ls' to check if it doesn't work)
make (This compiles)
make install (This installs)
 
Old 01-20-2004, 12:49 PM   #7
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I think you also may want to check out RUTE. This will give you a good all round knowledge of the Linux system and it's commands. You will also get a good idea of why you should not run as root and how & why a user account should be set up.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:18 PM   #8
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i got a new user now thanx guys!
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:19 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by aaa
For user problem:
'adduser ToR'
Login a ToR from now on. Use 'su -' command to switch to root temporarliy.
'su -c "[program]" ' runs a program as root.
Download amsn slack package:
http://aleron.dl.sourceforge.net/sou...-i386-2plw.tgz
Run 'su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tgz" '
That's all. If you insist on compiling from source ( the *.tar.gz 'tarball'), note that the 'x's in the commands provided on their site represent the version numbers that change alot.


when i did as u said come only a sign like this >

tor_kristian@ToR:~$ Run 'su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tgz
>
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:27 PM   #10
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You should have typed:

su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz"
 
Old 01-20-2004, 01:53 PM   #11
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okey.. i will try, thanx
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:25 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by frandalla
You should have typed:

su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz"
I are Running as Root now... but anyway :::


root@ToR:~# su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz
>


Got the same on that one to .... mabe easyer if i download a zip ?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:39 PM   #13
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you're still forgetting the last " at the end.

you should type:


su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz"


caid
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:50 PM   #14
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then this come up...

root@ToR:~# su -c "installpkg amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz"
Cannot install amsn-0.83-i38602plw.tgz: package does not end in .tgz
root@ToR:~#
root@ToR:~#
root@ToR:~#
 
Old 01-28-2004, 04:01 PM   #15
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is it actually a .tgz file?

if not, if it's say, amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tar.gz

then you need to do as aaa said above and type:

tar -xzvf amsn-0.83-i386-2plw.tar.gz

or

tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz


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