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Old 06-11-2002, 06:23 AM   #1
jlb
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untared executable files don't work


I'm running Mandrake 8.2.

rpm packages install ok, but tar packages don't.

typical example: I've just downloaded the netscape installer, untared it, cd'd to the netscape-installer dir.

the netscape-installer file is listed with an asterisk, but when I type it in as a command, bash tells me it can't find it. I've checked user rights and "execute" is yes for everybody.

this happens with ALL the tar packages I've downloaded.

What have I got wrong?
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:42 AM   #2
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Are you adding ./ before the command?
On a default install the current directory is not added to the path for various safety reasons.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:44 AM   #3
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presumably it's not on the path

./netscape-installer
or
sh netscape-installer
 
  


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