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Old 12-18-2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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Hi, b4 i start I'm very much fresh meat, so i'll be free to the ridicule the higher ups have to offer. I was uncompressed a tar.gz file and it made its own folder, yada yada yada, i went to ls the folder and i see the install part, its lit up in green, but i have no idea what the command is to run it. *O, just if any1 is curious, the file is the new BZFlag 2.0.4 version* 0.0!!!
Old 12-18-2005, 11:12 PM   #2
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The green coloring is done by your ls command to indicate that the file has permissions to execute. That doesn't mean that its the key to thw whole thing tho. So, I suggest you read the README or INSTALL or similar file that came with it:
less README # q will quit while inside less
When your determined what to do, then do it.. If the package has prebuilt binaries inside, it is possible you can run them rightaway:
Now, that might seem a tad odd. Infact its very logical. Any execution must be done with an absolute path to the executable, or via the PATH variable when you can just ype the name (most commands go like this, ls and cd e.g.) Every folder has two "magic folders" inside it, .. and . Two dots refer to he directory above the current directory, and the single dot the current directory. So, when issuing ./file, we are giving a relative path to a file in this directory where we happen to be. Dont go blindly running stuff, make sure its something you want. E.g. I wouldn't run a file called uninstall in that package, but something like bzflag sounds promising.. (:
Old 12-20-2005, 05:20 AM   #3
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Ok, I did the ./filename to execute the Install, but when it starts to install, it says "Could Not Download Library". A Little confusion there... lol.


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