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Old 04-03-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
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Smile Unable to install a downloaded software


HI I am using Cent OS 6.4. Since I m new to Linux, it took one day to install Nvidia driver. finally it was done.

I downloaded a 3D software package KATANA. I am now unable to install this software package. This package has been come in a folder. There are so many unknown files inside the folder. Even there are no instruction note to install the software.

Inside the software folder, there are few folders: bin, etc, docs etc and also few files: install.sh, katana(this is my software), eula.
Files icons are look like autorun prompt icon.

From last night, I have been trying to install this using sh or sudo or yum command. These commands, I got from internet forums. but ended up with nothing.

Thanks
 
Old 04-04-2014, 01:55 AM   #2
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A URL of where you obtained this software package, would be helpful.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 02:16 AM   #3
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A URL of where you obtained this software package, would be helpful.
MY friend downloaded this from torrents site. I dont know that site.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 02:24 AM   #4
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FYI - Torrents can be the source of PC infections.
If I were you, I'd delete the whole folder and hope nothing nasty escaped into your PC.
If you can get the URL that he obtained it from, we can try to secure you a safe copy.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 02:28 AM   #5
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, it took one day to install Nvidia driver. f
How ?
did you first black list the already installed Nouveau driver
install the "Development tools" software group
then rebuild the boot image
then reboot into the " TEXT ONLY" mode and install the NVIDIA.run driver

moving from the nouveau to the nvidia driver is a bit complicated , the FIRST time

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I downloaded a 3D software package KATANA
this ?
https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/katana/

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MY friend downloaded this from torrents site. I dont know that site.
then this is a "bootleg" illegal copy

you NEED to buy it

it is against the forum rules to help someone break the law

if all you need is a 3d program
have a look at Blender 2.70
it is FREE and under the GPL license
http://www.blender.org/download/


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I have been trying to install this using sh or sudo or yum command.
CentOS dose NOT use "sudo" unless YOU set it up


Cent is a free version of RedHat 6.5
and uses the redhat documentation
https://access.redhat.com/site/docum...erprise_Linux/
and the docs DO expect the reader to be a rather EXPERIENCED redhat user

there is also the CentOS wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/
but it is mostly for the old centos 5 and only a small bit for centos6
and again it dose expect the user to be VERY familiar with RHEL operating system

it is NOT an easy OS to learn on
it is primarily used on servers ( with NO GUI )
or in the Office

Home use is just about the very last use on the list

installing multimedia support is not that easy
getting videos and music to work can be a big pain in the rear end, without destroying your install in the process .

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:32 AM   #6
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FYI - Torrents can be the source of PC infections.
If I were you, I'd delete the whole folder and hope nothing nasty escaped into your PC.
If you can get the URL that he obtained it from, we can try to secure you a safe copy.
I am sorry. I cant get that name. Could you please give me any other solution for this?
 
Old 04-04-2014, 02:49 AM   #7
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John gave you this...
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if all you need is a 3d program
have a look at Blender 2.70
it is FREE and under the GPL license
http://www.blender.org/download/
This is the best I can do for you.
As John said, to do anything else would be breaking the law.
 
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:00 AM   #8
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I had no idea on linux commands. so that it took 1 dy to get some commands and install nvidia.
how would i know that the copy is original or fake?
Is there any copyright note?
 
Old 04-04-2014, 03:21 AM   #9
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I had no idea on linux commands. so that it took 1 dy to get some commands and install nvidia.
how would i know that the copy is original or fake?
Is there any copyright note?
I'm relatively new at Linux myself. If you have a question as to if something is legal or not, I'd recommend posting your query here. I've found this site to be very helpful and its members as a whole to be very helpful.

And don't worry about being a newbie. Six months from now, you'll look back on these posts and wonder "how could I have been so dumb". Learning is like that. I had a professor who told me if you don't learn something new every day, then you might as well be dead. So, welcome to the world of the living!

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Old 04-04-2014, 03:23 AM   #10
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CentOS has a very steep learning curve
have a look at the "linux documentation project "
http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 04-04-2014, 03:30 AM   #11
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I'm relatively new at Linux myself. If you have a question as to if something is legal or not, I'd recommend posting your query here. I've found this site to be very helpful and its members as a whole to be very helpful.

And don't worry about being a newbie. Six months from now, you'll look back on these posts and wonder "how could I have been so dumb". Learning is like that. I had a professor who told me if you don't learn something new every day, then you might as well be dead. So, welcome to the world of the living!
Oh thanks.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 03:54 AM   #12
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KATANA is tested and qualified on Linux 64-bit CentOS/RHEL 5.4.
As per system requirement KATANA is based on Linux. I think you can try their trail version first.
 
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:15 AM   #13
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Guys I just downloaded Katana from here
https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/katana/

I got the file Katana1.6v1-linux-x86-release-64.tar

I tried to install through below procedure. but in the end got nothing.

for extracting, used below command
# tar xzvf Katana1.6v1-linux-x86-release-64.tar

for compiling, but nothing happened
#./configure

Below command created a install file
# make
# make install

then i put below command. perhaps it opened that install file.
#vi install

Now its over. I got nothing.helpless.
 
Old 04-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #14
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"vi" is a terminal text editor
and it is NOT installed by default
YOU have to install "vim" first to be able to use VI

Code:
su -
yum install vim
then you will need to spend about a feww WEEKS just toi start to leearn to use that editor

cent has Gedit already installed and set as DEFAULT

just double click on the text file " INSTALL "
or
r-click on it ( the EXACT SAME AS IN WINDOWS!!! ) and select "open with gedit"

Quote:

for compiling, but nothing happened
#./configure

Below command created a install file
# make
# make install
NO !!!!
"make instyall"
DID NOT !!!!! make a text file called "INSTALL"
that is NOT what that command dose

did you even read the instructions on the web site ??????

also the program " Katana " is a rather low lever VFX openGL shader
one that REQUIRES you to WRIGHT shadder code along with connecting "nodes" in the procedural process .

also did you READ the " how do i BUY katana
https://www.thefoundry.co.uk/product...na/katana-faq/
Quote:
Because KATANA is not your standard boxed product and requires integration with your current workflow, we’re happy to suggest the best arrangement for your specific set-up and requirements. Please contact sales@thefoundry.co.uk or register your interest by completing our online KATANA interest form.
do you ALSO have a render farm at your disposal
-- something like Pixar's


What are you planning to DO with this software ?

contact the sales dept and also BUY the other programs and HARDWARE you will need


if all you need is a 3d program
install BLENDER!!!!!!!!
Blender 2.70

but you might need a more recent OS than CentOS 6.5
the version of code in cent might be a bit to old
 
Old 04-04-2014, 03:23 PM   #15
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From other post, thanks for the solution.
 
  


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