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Old 05-10-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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Install beta application


tHE FILE IS A TGZ. FILE so i go to place it in the Home folder, then i extract it. It creates a new folder. but when i go to try to start the application this error poppes up.

error message:

program not been able to find a valid license. This may be because the license file is incorrectly installed, your current license has expired, or you do not have a valid license installed. Please check that you have installed the license file in the correct directory.

(I have a good licence)

/usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm/.

were do i create this directory so the program can find the license.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 04:36 PM   #2
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welcome to LQ!!

Please tell us the distro (version) of Linux, and what application you are trying to install.

Are there any instructions on where to install the license?

Quote:
/usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm/.
How is this significant?
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:10 PM   #3
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Using ubuntu lucid 10.0.4

Instructions :

Extract Nuke from the tgz archive with the following terminal
command, replacing [version number] with the current version:
tar xvzf Nuke[version number]-linux-x86-release-64.tgz

Thanks for that, I have attached your license file foundry.lic.
Simply unzip and place this license into the path directory of
/usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm/.
You will need to create this path structure if you haven't installed any
Foundry products before. ( i haven't)
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:11 PM   #4
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What do i need to do ?

how do i create this ? /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm/. and where ? so i can put the license in there.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:15 PM   #5
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So you need to create the directory???

Code:
###First, make sure it's not already there:###
cd /usr/local
ls|grep found
If foundry is there, then 
cd foundry
##look for FLEXlm
###to create###
sudo mkdir /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm

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Old 05-10-2010, 05:17 PM   #6
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Code:
sudo mkdir /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
cp /<path to foundry.lic> /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
Should do the trick.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:18 PM   #7
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I really need to learn to type faster.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:19 PM   #8
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here is the error i'm getting when i try to install the license


Failed to install Node Locked license(s), could not open :
/usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm/foundry.lic
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #9
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i suck at the terminal , how can i just manually find it please?
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #10
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or make this?
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:24 PM   #11
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Please confirm that you have the directory.

Then show us exactly the command you are using to copy the file to it.

Example, suppose the license file ("license") is in /home/username/foundry

you would do:
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cd /home/username/foundry
cp license /usr/local/foundry/FLEXlm
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:26 PM   #12
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What does cd stand for ? i need to just create it , just please tell me where to create it , its not there.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:28 PM   #13
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I gave you the command to create the directory--in my first post. Did you try it?

"cd" means "change directory"
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:30 PM   #14
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o.k , first i dont have a folder in my Home folder called Foundry. They just sent me a Tgz . so i placed it in the home folder and right clicked on it to extracted it, it then created a folder with the same name as the Tgz. but it was a folder. The only thing else they sent me was a license file. maybe i'm not installing the program right.
 
Old 05-10-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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Quote:
i dont have a folder in my Home folder called Foundry
I was only giving an example.

Note that "directory" and "folder" are the same thing.

1. create the requested directory using the command in my first post.

2. use the "cd" command to go to the directory where the license file is.

3. use the "cp" command to copy the license file to the new directory
 
  


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