I'm trying to learn how to set up programs using the old .tar method. I decide to try with a fairly simple game, "Bubble Shooter", which Absolutist has ported to Linux. (The Readme for this sucker assures me that it'll run in a number of distros, including my own Mandrake.)
So far, so good.
The Readme file contains the following instructions:
1) copy the file to a directory of your choice
2) unpack the archive:
tar xzvf bshooter.tgz
3) go into BubbleShooter directory and run the game:
Seems simple enough. (Yes, you could be describing the person starting this thread...)
So I copy the file into usr/share/bubbleshoot (error #1: now I have a directory usr/share/bubbleshoot/BubbleShooter, when if I'd just copied it into usr/share it would have been enough... but then, this IS a learning exercise). In the BASH shell, I su into root, copy-and-paste the tar command from the Readme file to be sure I don't mistype anything, and execute the command. So far, so good - everything seems to be set up as advertised in the Readme file. I then cd into BubbleShooter and type "bubbles".
bash: bubbles: command not found
And I did what wrong, please?
I'm sure whatever it is, it's probably pretty simple and so obvious most "howto"'s skip this...