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Old 10-12-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
kirazo
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run "install" script..how?


hi
i am trying to install ns2 (network simulator) s/w. I have downloaded the ns-allinone.tar.gz, it contains required components and some of optional components used in running ns2. The package contains an "install" script to automatically configure, compile and install these components. I already unziped the files but my problem is how to run the "install" script .

Thats what the unziped folder contain:
cweb install nam-1.10 otcl-1.8 sgb tclcl-1.15 xgraph-12.1
gt-itm INSTALL.WIN32 ns-2.27 README tcl8.4.5 tk8.4.5 zlib-1.1.4

Does anyone know how can i run this "install" script?
I have checked on the README and on the developer's site and the only thing they say is what i have told you above...Can anyone help me?
 
Old 10-12-2004, 07:05 PM   #2
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What have you tried so far? With that setup, I would think that simply moving into the directory and typing './install' would run the script, although, normally with tar.gz files, I simply run 'make' and then 'make install' to install a program.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 07:11 PM   #3
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well as stupid this would sound i was trying install, just like that without "./"
i think that might solve my prob...i'll give it a try and let u know...thanx and sorry for being so newbie..
 
Old 10-12-2004, 07:27 PM   #4
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Make sure you su - before running the script or you'll probably end up with a "couldn't create directory" error or something of the sort.
good luck.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 08:03 PM   #5
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thanx both of you for your advices they were really helpful
it is still installing now...since my box is really old..

i'll keep linux is sweet
 
Old 10-12-2004, 08:10 PM   #6
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I hope you have success, if not be sure to copy and paste errors for reference, even if you have to paste the errors in a text file for use later, at least we'll have something to troubleshoot from. With any luck, that step will not be needed, I'm just thinking ahead.
good luck.
 
  


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