Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
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

I opened up the terminal

ran this command :
sudo sh
asked for my password and then I got:
sh can't open

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, 11:42 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295
Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

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

Can you try this in the directory where you downloaded the file:
sudo ./
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,

Old 04-28-2010, 05:13 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2010
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
A minor correction - please note that the veetle installer is *not* intended to be run as root. You should simply run

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


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to get Veetle working on Ubuntu mrjulz Linux - Newbie 13 06-18-2011 08:43 PM
Trouble Installing Wine on Ubuntu 8.04 mloyd Linux - Newbie 3 06-25-2008 05:08 PM
trouble installing Ubuntu GraphiteG4 Linux - Software 1 04-28-2008 09:06 AM
trouble installing phpMyAdmin in Ubuntu keiwu Ubuntu 0 06-14-2006 12:56 AM
Having trouble installing ndiswrapper onto Ubuntu fugiware Linux - Hardware 4 07-28-2005 01:20 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration