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Old 03-28-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
OnionKnight
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Hidden file


I am trying to install a dedicated halflife server and I got stuck on this part:

[root@onionknight2 hlds_l]# ./steam
Checking bootstrapper version ...
Getting version 7 of Steam HLDS Update Tool
Downloading. . . . . . . . . . .
tar: steam: Cannot open: File exists
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
update failed, please run "tar xzUf LinuxHldsUpdateTool_7.pkg" to install the latest steam binary, errno 2 "No such file or directory"

I _believe_ I have found the problem, and that is because the "steam" file is hidden and therefor it can't find the file. But I'm a newbie to Linux and I don't know how to make the file visible again.

I did some experiments and I know that its not made invisible by adding a . before the file name (i.e .steam) and I can only find it in a directory by typing "ls steam", if I just type "ls" I won't find it. If I change the name of it it gets visible again, it is also not hidden when it's in other directories.

So how do I change it? (Btw, I did unzip the LinuxHldsUpdateTool_7.pk but that didn't help)
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Hidden file

Quote:
Originally posted by OnionKnight
I am trying to install a dedicated halflife server and I got stuck on this part:

[root@onionknight2 hlds_l]# ./steam
.
.
.
tar: steam: Cannot open: File exists
Tar is refusing to overwrite the file 'steam' which is the script you're running. I'd try renaming the steam script to something else.

Lyle
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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I tried that by having one steam, and one steam2, and then I ran the steam2 but it still couldn't overwrite steam.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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I'm still a newb too so this may not be the best suggestion but ... as root, you could try this maybe...

chmod 777 steam

that might make it unhiden. I know 777 makes a file accessable to any user for reading writing and executing purposes.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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I have tried that too, and I also did a chown (because the whole directory belonged to "1000" at first) but that didn't help.

I would've gone to www.steampowered.com/forum about this problem but registering seems to take a while.
 
  


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