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Old 02-25-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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run/install a .sh program


I downloaded a trial version of the Quicken-equivalent program for linux and am eager to try it.
I have never installed or run a program of this type so my feeble attempts amounted to naught.
I understand that the program is written in PERL .
The program is: moneydance_linux_x86.sh.
I tried using the Run command, no joy. I then tried the Shell and though it said permission denied, that makes no sense since I opened a Root shell .
: linux:~ # /./home/mathay/moneydance_linux_x86.sh
-bash: /./home/mathay/moneydance_linux_x86.sh: Permission denied

Does this program have to be installed? and how do I go about that?
Any input is appreciated.

Matthew
 
Old 02-25-2006, 09:37 AM   #2
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First of all make sure the program is executable:
Code:
chmod +x moneydance_linux_x86.sh
Then run it like this:
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./moneydance_linux_x86.sh
 
Old 02-25-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Bathory,
The install went without protest once I did a chmod as suggested. But now, a different problem.
I have the program installed under /opt and just before the installer quit it gave me a message saying the program would run using the usual listed 'something or other'.
I tried to run using ./
This is the response:

linux:/opt # ./moneydance
-bash: ./moneydance: is a directory
linux:/opt # cd moneydance
linux:/opt/moneydance # ./moneydance
-bash: ./moneydance: No such file or directory
linux:/opt/moneydance #
Matthew

I thought this might help. It's the contents of the relevant Dir.

linux:/opt/moneydance # ls
. .install4j Moneydance Uninstaller.desktop appsrc.jar moneydance.jar
.. Moneydance Moneydance.desktop license.txt uninstall

Last edited by drmjh; 02-25-2006 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 11:45 AM   #4
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you're typing moneydance, the file is Moneydance (cap) linux is case sensitive.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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Duh!
Can't believe how easily this stuff makes one appear brain dead.
It is certainly a humbling experience.
Thanks, everything works fine now that the proper case was entered.
Matthew
 
  


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