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I'm running Suse 9.0 and I recently downloaded eclipse (a Java IDE). Eclipse doesn't come in a RPM, instead it simply has to be unpacked somewhere. I unpacked it into "/opt/eclipse" and tried to run the executable "eclipse".
But when clicking on the executable from within Conqueror, it tells me it can't find the program "eclipse".
And when I try to run it from the shell:
bash: /home/UberNoob/bin/eclipse: No such file or directory
Why doesn't linux look in the working directory? Can it only run executables located in the "bin" directories?
Well, since I'm a smart guy, I linked the eclipse executable into /home/UberNoob/bin
But then eclipse tells me that it can't find the shared library "libXm.so", which is also located in the eclipse directory, with the omnious message "file too short".
Do I have to move everything into the bin directory to make this work? Why are Conqueror and the Shell so immensely mentally-challenged as to be unable to figure out that the path to the program I'm trying to run is in the very same directory I'm in? And especially uber-stupid Conqueror can't find the program "eclipse" even though I`m directly clicking on it... what is going on here?
I have executable permissions set, buy the way.
This is starting to frustrate me very, very badly.
Go to heaven. Help a Linux-Noob not return to Windows.