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Old 01-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #1
jamesbrown
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Thumbs down I can't run file after extracting plz help


I been having problems running any file!!
I have linux Mandrake with KDE desktop 3.2 I think
on a G3 ppc

I've been looking for websites intrucional on how to get a file running
I been able to extract files no problem if they have the ending BZ or ZIP

I've made files i wanted to open to exacutables then I double click and it wil this is a exacutable to you want to "run" or "run in window" but I'm always not gettin what I'm looking for. this is usually a file that is the setup file or install file.

So I look on the internet some more and then would go to run command and then type in the the file:/folder/anotherfolder/anotherfolder/file
and nothing

I've been stuck for 3-4 weeks and bought a mac os X to use as linux has been unkind to me or is to diffcult for me to use. I guess Linux is really not for everyone or any novices. If some one wouldn't minded walking me thru the right steps I'm game but if not I'm thru with linux. As I would guess happens with the masses who have used other OSes that are infested but easier to use.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:02 PM   #2
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What file are you trying to 'run'? If you give more specifics we can give you the appropriate help. Are you trying to install programs? Run programs?
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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If you are in the directory where your file was extracted, you must lead the filename with a ./ like this:
./myfile
or you can type the entire path to the file:
/tmp/somedir/myfile

HTH!
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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What exactly is it you are trying to "run"?

What exactly is it you are trying to "run"? If the name of the file is "install" it very well could be a text file, Something you might read but not run. What's the bigger picture here? Are you tryig to install some software? The more information you can supply the nbetter advice people can offer.

Linux is not really harder to use then other OSes like Mac OSX or Windows XP. It's just that you may be trying to do soething that you don't know how to do in Windows either.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:23 PM   #5
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Every modern OS works the same way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOther1
If you are in the directory where your file was extracted, you must lead the filename with a ./ like this:
./myfile
or you can type the entire path to the file:
/tmp/somedir/myfile

HTH!
Funny the comment about "will have to go back to Windows".
In this one respect Windows and Linux work __exactly__ the
same.

Back in the early 1980's when they wrote
DOS, they copied the UNIX funtionality which now lives on in the
Windows terminal. Mac OSX, being *nix based works the same way
too. Basicaly there is an environment variable called "PATH" that
contains an ordered list of folders that are searched when a command
is typed. The current directory "." may or may not be in PATH's list.
If you want to run a command that is NOT in the PATH list you
MUST type in the name of the folder/directory where the command is
located. Every modern OS works the same way.
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:41 PM   #6
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yes the program I am tring to run are
azureus
folder located at
file:/home/jamesbrown/azureus
bittorrent
folder located at
file:/home/jamesbrown/bittorrent-4.2.2.linux_i686-2_all_python2.4
bittorrent told me i needed python and I downloaded
python
file are in folder located on my computer at
file:/home/jamesbrown/Python-2.4.2

I assuming that since these are popular most of you probably know the file i need to run the programs

I'm all ears
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:50 PM   #7
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I've had no problem running bittorrent in windows
I've got it to work fine on my cpu with windows
I'e also downloaded so freeware programs with no luck to get them to run at all but would have no problem running them on windows
I basically need to be able to download a program for linux and us it such as wine I tried to extract it and it said it already exsist another program that should be fairly popular that some could help me find a way to open it thanks
 
Old 01-01-2006, 11:57 PM   #8
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is it not working because it not made for linux ppc (Apple) and made for linux on the regular pc????
 
Old 01-02-2006, 01:51 AM   #9
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The executable for Azureus is just "azureus".

$ cd /home/jamesbrown/azureus
$ azureus

You do need a JRE installed for Azureus, though.

As for Python, did you install it?
 
Old 01-02-2006, 02:43 AM   #10
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on python I ran it in a window before and it seem as alot of files were loaded in the window but I am not sure if it loaded or not
thanks
 
Old 01-02-2006, 02:47 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesbrown
on python I ran it in a window before and it seem as alot of files were loaded in the window but I am not sure if it loaded or not
thanks
What do you mean? :/
 
Old 01-02-2006, 05:03 AM   #12
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I made python an exacutable and hit "run in window" and a window pop up some file seem to extract then it closed instantly. but it didn't give me any verification so it probably didn't install properly
 
Old 01-02-2006, 09:09 AM   #13
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It kinda sounds like you downloaded the source and extracted it, but didn't install it. I can't be sure though.
 
  


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