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Old 02-06-2016, 02:14 PM   #1
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Problems running "get_iplayer"


I have tried installing get_iplayer many times, but cannot seem to get it running. Instead of starting, it prints "bash: get_iplayer: command not found".

Am I missing something obvious? Any help would be really appreciated!
 
Old 02-06-2016, 02:17 PM   #2
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root@kali:~# wget http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
--2016-02-06 20:03:15-- http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
Resolving linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)... 104.193.40.40
Connecting to linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)|104.193.40.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html [following]
--2016-02-06 20:03:17-- http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html
Resolving www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)... 85.118.1.10, 2001:770:15f::2
Connecting to www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)|85.118.1.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10263 (10K) [text/html]
Saving to: get_iplayer

get_iplayer 100[=====================>] 10.02K --.-KB/s in 0.001s

2016-02-06 20:03:17 (10.8 MB/s) - get_iplayer saved [10263/10263]

root@kali:~# get_iplayer
bash: get_iplayer: command not found
root@kali:~#
 
Old 02-06-2016, 02:51 PM   #3
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How are you installing it? If you've just unzipped it into a directory you'll have to either specify the full path to the script when running it or cd to the direcory it's in and type "./get_iplayer" (or, I seem to recall, it could actually be called "get-iplayer"). Is it still supposed to be working?
 
Old 02-06-2016, 02:53 PM   #4
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Hello and welcome to Linux Questions!

Unfortunately you have given us no information about what Linux distribution you are using and exactly what you're doing to install get_iplayer. Can you please give as much information as possible.

If get_iplayer isn't installed on your system asking to run it won't work.

Saying this... If you were using Linux Mint 17, you could find get_iplayer from the distribution repositories using Synaptic Package Manager which is found under Menu > Administration which would possibly be the simplest way.

(I've checked, it's in the Mint repositories. )

Play Bonny!


Last edited by Soadyheid; 02-06-2016 at 02:54 PM. Reason: checked...
 
Old 02-06-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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My replies aren't getting posted for some reason?
 
Old 02-06-2016, 03:39 PM   #6
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"The following errors occurred with your submission

This post is a duplicate of a post that you have posted in the last five minutes."


Yet there have been none displayed? Weird!
 
Old 02-06-2016, 03:41 PM   #7
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This is what happens:

root@kali:~# wget http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
--2016-02-06 21:35:47-- http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
Resolving linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)... 104.193.40.40
Connecting to linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)|104.193.40.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html [following]
--2016-02-06 21:35:48-- http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html
Resolving www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)... 85.118.1.10, 2001:770:15f::2
Connecting to www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)|85.118.1.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10263 (10K) [text/html]
Saving to: get_iplayer.2

get_iplayer.2 100[=====================>] 10.02K --.-KB/s in 0.001s

2016-02-06 21:35:48 (9.87 MB/s) - get_iplayer.2 saved [10263/10263]

root@kali:~# get_iplayer
bash: get_iplayer: command not found
 
Old 02-06-2016, 03:49 PM   #8
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Other failed methods have been:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jon-hedgerows/get-iplayer
sudo apt-get install get-iplayer
get_iplayer

and downloading the tar.gz file:

tar zxf get_iplayer-2.94.tar.gz
 
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I gave you a hint above at one possible cause of the error you see.
How are you using get_iplayer to pen-test your network? I'm surprised an experienced Linux user and security expert can't install a simple program too.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 04:22 PM   #10
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I'm new to Linux, a friend had the Kali version with them and installed it to my computer, should I use a different version?
 
Old 02-06-2016, 04:24 PM   #11
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Quote:
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I'm new to Linux, a friend had the Kali version with them and installed it to my computer, should I use a different version?
Yes, you should. Almost anything but Kali.
Linux Mint was suggested above, Ubuntu is popular though I prefer Xubuntu. There are plenty of other distributions also, so try a few out before making a decision or just go with Open SUSE or Mint. Either way, Kali is definitely not for you.
 
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Ok thanks, will try another option.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 04:35 PM   #13
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With this method:

root@kali:~# wget http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
--2016-02-06 21:35:47-- http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
Resolving linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)... 104.193.40.40
Connecting to linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)|104.193.40.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html [following]
--2016-02-06 21:35:48-- http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html
Resolving www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)... 85.118.1.10, 2001:770:15f::2
Connecting to www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)|85.118.1.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10263 (10K) [text/html]
Saving to: get_iplayer.2

get_iplayer.2 100[=====================>] 10.02K --.-KB/s in 0.001s

2016-02-06 21:35:48 (9.87 MB/s) - get_iplayer.2 saved [10263/10263]

root@kali:~# get_iplayer
bash: get_iplayer: command not found


I can't understand how this isn't working as surely it is just linking to the above directory?
Also, when I downloaded the tar.gz file, I moved it to the root folder, so am unsure if it would still need the directory changing?
Excuse my simpleton logic as I'm still learning how this works. Appreciate your patience
 
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wget downloads the program but it is not installed. The linuxcentre website has the manual installation instructions. You need to change permissions to make the file executable then run it

./get_iplayer

http://linuxcentre.net/getiplayer/installation

Last edited by michaelk; 02-06-2016 at 05:17 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2016, 05:16 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew W View Post
This is what happens:
Code:
root@kali:~# wget http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
--2016-02-06 21:35:47--  http://linuxcentre.net/get_iplayer/get_iplayer
Resolving linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)... 104.193.40.40
Connecting to linuxcentre.net (linuxcentre.net)|104.193.40.40|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html [following]
--2016-02-06 21:35:48--  http://www.infradead.org/get_iplayer...t_iplayer.html
Resolving www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)... 85.118.1.10, 2001:770:15f::2
Connecting to www.infradead.org (www.infradead.org)|85.118.1.10|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 10263 (10K) [text/html]
Saving to: get_iplayer.2

get_iplayer.2       100[=====================>]  10.02K  --.-KB/s   in 0.001s 

2016-02-06 21:35:48 (9.87 MB/s) - get_iplayer.2 saved [10263/10263]

root@kali:~# get_iplayer
bash: get_iplayer: command not found
so much is wrong here!
  1. kali is a pentesting distro, not meant for everyday entertainment media streaming at all. please install a a normal distro.
  2. don't be root when doing things like this.
  3. just downloading some webpage will not install a program.
now after you installed a distro that can be run as a normal user, please go to https://github.com/get-iplayer/get_iplayer READ the documentation/README on how to install and use this.
i think you will need to install some dependencies manually.
 
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