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Old 04-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
Firch
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Trouble Installing Veetle on Ubuntu 9.10


I am brand new to linux and I've been working my way around all the problems I've been encountering on my own thus far but I've been trying to install veetle for some time now and I can't seem to figure out what is wrong. My gut tells me it's some really stupid little detail that I'm overlooking so I'm going to post what I've done exactly so that you guys can help me out with this and possibly teach me something new so that I can solve problems like this on my own.


I downloaded the self contained installer from http://www.veetle.com/index.php/download

I opened up the terminal

ran this command :
sudo sh veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.sh
asked for my password and then I got:
sh can't open veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.sh

that's all it says

so I did some research and I found that I didn't need to type sudo sh I could just type sudo ./ so I did that and I got exactly the same result

I'm sorry if it seems like this is really stupid and small but I literally have no idea what to do.
 
Old 04-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

You say you downloaded the self-contained installer, right? I just looked at it and its name is veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.download not veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.sh so it's quite normal that you get the error.

Can you try this in the directory where you downloaded the file:
Code:
sudo ./veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.download
then provide your password if asked and the installer should start.

And BTW, there are no stupid questions when learning something new. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 04-28-2010, 06:13 PM   #3
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A minor correction - please note that the veetle installer is *not* intended to be run as root. You should simply run

Code:
sh ./veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.download
(Although I'm also not sure why you're encountering the wrong filename, as the script should be called veetle-0.9.17-linux-install.sh - perhaps firefox is changing the extension to try to protect you from running it accidentally.)
 
  


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