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Old 06-10-2009, 05:12 AM   #1
shojaru
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how to find the installation comments from the terminal , when they are lost?


Dear all,
I installed some programs and during the installation there comes thousands of error message and warning, but they are just lost as the terminal window cannot accommodate them.
But I need to recover the messages as they contain some information and I have to resolve the problem.
Can anyone tell me how to recover the messages?

Thank you very much for your time and attention.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
weibullguy
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Redirect the output to a file. Assuming you're using Bash for your shell --> http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/abs-gui...IO-REDIRECTION
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:14 AM   #3
shojaru
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& ./install > output_ns 2>&1

now check output_ns, it stored approximately 25000 lines for you to check
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:33 AM   #4
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Try something like

tail - 200 output > output1

to get that last 200 lines into a more workable file.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:36 AM   #5
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How exactly were you installing the software. Did you use a package manager? Compile it yourself? or what? Knowing that may help you get those pesky error messages again.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 06-11-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
shojaru
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Thanks to all who read the questions and cared to reply with such patience.
I was installing ns-allinone-2.28 , and I saved the comments in output_ns file for troubleshooting.
I don't have any idea about how to compile, or even what is compiling
I just typed ./install , that's it.

Thank you once again for being so helpful.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 08:50 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shojaru View Post
I don't have any idea about how to compile, or even what is compiling
I just typed ./install , that's it.
And did that work?
jdk
 
  


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