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Old 08-05-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Running shell script install, how?


I downloaded the Linux version of Acrobat Reader and the readme file shouts out how easy the install is. All I have to do is run the script in the file named "install".

Well, this is all very wonderful and practical, except that I don't have a clue as to how is that going to be done. Help, please?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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./<filename> ?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: Running shell script install, how?

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Originally posted by henrikanttonen
I downloaded the Linux version of Acrobat Reader and the readme file shouts out how easy the install is. All I have to do is run the script in the file named "install".

Well, this is all very wonderful and practical, except that I don't have a clue as to how is that going to be done. Help, please?
Well the general idea is if the script is not executable then you would in a console/console window use chmod +x install then ./install in the directory that contains the script file and it should run the instructions contained in the file and install the program.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:05 PM   #4
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I got "No such file or director" message with both solutions. Should there be something to replace the "x" in that chmod command?
 
Old 08-05-2004, 06:38 PM   #5
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Please cd to the directory you unpacked it and run
ls -l|grep install
Please post the result.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 07:00 PM   #6
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Took me ages to figure out this one out when i unpacked it too!

Like Mara said, cd to the dir you've uncaked it (More specificly the directory the "Install" file is in) in your prefered console and then just type ./install and it should pop up with a window

and you do the same with (almost) everything else you unpack and install, but there'd detailed instructions on the web site

hope thats a bit easier to understand

Peace
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Old 08-05-2004, 09:22 PM   #7
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No luck. Still "No such file or directory".
 
Old 08-05-2004, 09:28 PM   #8
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hmmm.....

and you can see it when you browse to it? as in the files...


Copy and paste EVERYTHING you type in console as a reply to this

as in unpacking and everything. Just copy your hole sessions typing so we can see how your doing it...


peace
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Old 08-06-2004, 07:17 AM   #9
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Solved the problem. I forgot that the file and directory names were case sensitive. Really stupid, but newbie as a newbie. Thanks for the help anyway.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 09:46 PM   #10
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Solved the problem. I forgot that the file and directory names were case sensitive. Really stupid, but newbie as a newbie. Thanks for the help anyway.
xpdf will read .pdf also

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