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Old 01-12-2003, 01:07 AM   #1
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Question PKZIP wont load/work


pklin251.exe wont setup?
I have copied the file to a directory.
using both commands
./pklin251.exe <enter>
pklin251.exe<enter>
give the same result "command not found" the file is there if I use a ls
This is logged in as root with the directory added to the path.

Using Mandrake 9

Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-12-2003, 01:57 AM   #2
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not an expert on pkzip, but the .exe part would suggest to me that it's a win/dos app.

Are the bzip2, gzip, and accompanying GUIs not doing what you need?
 
Old 01-12-2003, 12:36 PM   #3
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Really dumb question here, but; Did you use chmod to make it an executable? Most of the times when I've downloaded a program I have to make it executables before I can run it.
 
Old 01-13-2003, 06:32 AM   #4
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It being an .exe file had me wondering if I had downloaded the correct thing at first.
So I got on over to the PKzip site and downloaded the PDF of the instructions for the Unix install and step 4 mentions it as a .exe. This is between the "tar" and "./" to execute parts so I figure I got the right thing, maybe?

I have checked the permissions loged in as root and
user,group and others all have read,write and execute.

From the terminal window
$ ls -l pklin251.exe
rwxrwxrwx 1root root 309637

So it looks like it is already executable?
 
Old 01-13-2003, 07:10 AM   #5
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try
$file pklin251.exe
to see if it is a linux binary.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 03:56 AM   #6
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pk251.exe: ELF 32-bit LSB Executable, Intel 80386 version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped

From my Linux book and the man I see the "file" command indicates the contents of the file in this case an executable not data or text.

There isn't some place I could get a decompressor to use?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 04:14 AM   #7
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From my Linux book and the man I see the "file" command indicates the contents of the file in this case an executable not data or text.
yup, basically it should work.

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There isn't some place I could get a decompressor to use?
Sure there is, free replacement for the commercial stuff, info-zip [1] by name. Try unzip on your system - usually it is installed, if not head over to the infozip homepage and download.
Another possibility would be to search freshmeat [2] for some decompression programms, maybe you find something with a nice gui.

[1]http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/
[2]http://www.freshmeat.net
 
Old 01-14-2003, 08:08 PM   #8
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gzip uses the same type of compression as pkzip, but
it is not compatible with pkzip. zip and unzip can be
compatible with pkzip. bzip2 compresses better, but it
much slower.
 
  


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