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I downloaded Opera 5.0 from the Opera site as a user, not root. I am trying to install it but I get messages saying "No action taken" when I click the runme.sh and install.sh. I am logged in as root running Redhat 7.0. What do I need to do differently?
If you're running KDE, then click on the K button, move up to 'terminals' and choose one. This should open a command-line box (looks a bit like the Windows's Dos session). Some of the commands are a little like dos's (eg cd=move into directory, dir=list directory contents (but ls is better, etc), so move the directory that you downloaded to, and type ./runme.sh.
You need to put the 'dot-forwardslash' in so that it knows to look for runme.sh in the current directory. If this doesn't work, you could try sh runme.sh. If both of these return with command not found then you need to make the file(s) runnable: chmod +x runme.sh and then try the above again.
Aha! You really shouldn't try and run programs from within compressed files. You may not have known it, but files with the extension .tar.gz are compressed files (like .ZIP files in Windows).
You're using Konqueror (or something) aren't you?
Get into a command prompt type thing (dos box, see above).
Type: cd /home/tbarden/opera and then type: tar -zxpvf opera-5.0-static.i386.tar.gz. This will have extracted the files into your the current directory. You will probably now have to cd opera and then type ./runme.sh.
It is a fairly common mistake to make. If you find a program on a CD with the extension .tar.gz (or if you download one) then you really must extract the files in order to run them. It's fine to view files from within a compressed file, but not run them.
Hope this helps (more).
Again, keep us posted.
PS If you can't be bothered with typeing opera-5.0-static.i386.tar.gz, then don't! If you type ope and then press TAB, it should autocomplete the rest of the filename! Who'd want to go back to Windows once they've discovered this? Eh?
It's a good idea, if you use the shell teminal then try to type the command script there. if not try to try to log as super user type "su" then login. (if you know the root pasword). then do the command script there. I hope that helps...more power...