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Old 07-19-2003, 11:29 PM   #1
sorcerer980
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upgrade gaim0.66


I just installed RH9 it is great so far. I would like to install gaim 0.66.
I uninstalled gaim0.59 and downloaded and extracted 0.66. I go into that directory type in ./configure i get this error

bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied

i get the same error when i am root. any help. thanks.
 
Old 07-19-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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That usually means 1 of the following:
1. There is no configure script;
2. The configure script is not set to be executed (not for that user anyway) to fix this one:
chmod a+x configure and then try again
3. You did not enter the directory actually (often times this is the case);
4. You don't have bash installed, yeah right... Never (rarely let's say).

Probably other reasons as well, those are just the most common (save #4).

HTH

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Old 07-20-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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actually the gaim0.66 folder was on fat32 another partition which was already mounted and for some reason that error came up. so what i did is i put it in my home directory and installed it fine. it works. thanks
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
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That is likely due to fat32 partitions not inheriting linux privileges. fat32 partitions are setup during the mounting and all files/directories have the same permissions unless mounted again with new ones set (with the umask option).

They can also be mounted with 'noexec' meaning no matter what you'll never be able to execute anything on that partition, this is a huge safety feature for planted virii and such.



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