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Old 07-28-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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install something


I found these instructions on installing someting on a linux machine, that says to install this program, all you have to do is run the install script. How do I do that?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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something... this program...



Details there buddy!

Usually the install script would be a file called install.sh or just install, and to run it you would type:
./install
OR
./install.sh

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Old 07-28-2003, 12:45 PM   #3
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What program are you trying to install ?

Without any more information this is all I can tell you, at a prompt:

sh install.sh

or

./install
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:49 PM   #4
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Make it executable first

chmod 755 <install script>

# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:54 PM   #5
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I'm installing adobe reader. I went to the .gnome-directory (where the INSTALL file is) and typed ./INSTALL and it worked, but now there's this license agreement that I have to hold the Enter button to get through, cause it has a more (30%) thing at the end, is there a faster way around that other than holding down the enter button?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 12:57 PM   #6
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That's the point, you are supposed to read that thing, that's the whole reason they have it there like that

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Old 07-28-2003, 12:59 PM   #7
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mmmhmmm, what if I've read it before?
 
Old 07-28-2003, 01:04 PM   #8
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Then you can scroll quickly through it

I don't know, have you tried a page down or "end"?

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Old 07-28-2003, 01:07 PM   #9
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hmm, those might work....thanks, It's gonna take some time to get used to this. (guess that's why I'm in the newbies forum) LOL Thanks
 
  


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