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Old 04-27-2004, 05:23 PM   #1
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Cannot install Xnview

I am having a problem installing Xnview
running install fives this error in the install script.

Any ideas what I need to do?

root@RubinPC:/XnView-1.68-x86-unknown-linux2.x-static# ./install
OS : Linux, version 2.4.22
./install: line 26: syntax error near unexpected token `('
./install: line 26: ` uid=*(root)*)'
Old 06-21-2004, 07:24 PM   #2
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Same Problem

I am getting the same exact error on FC2.

Anybody have any solutions?
Old 04-11-2005, 12:16 AM   #3
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Hi Guy...

I am using RedHat 9. I also wanna use XnView, so.. I download tgz file and i extrect it. So.. i got his foulder. In this foulder I saw Installe file, I can't any "how to installe" file. So.. I Double Click on this file and run from terminal. But.. It can't do nothing.

So.. I run from terminal. I got that's, see... please...

[root@redhat XnView-1.68-x86-unknown-linux2.x-openmotif2.2]# install
install: too few arguments
Try `install --help' for more information.
[root@redhat XnView-1.68-x86-unknown-linux2.x-openmotif2.2]#

I hope, there have some guy to help me.

Old 05-08-2005, 06:23 AM   #4
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I had the same problem after running ./install, so I deleted the section of the install script from (and including) "case "'id'" in" to (and including) "esac", so that no reference to root was made, and then the install script worked. Using Mandrake 10.0
Old 05-30-2005, 11:32 AM   #5
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arubin is right.

1.become a root,

2. Remove from the install script :

case "`id`" in
echo "You must be root \!"

3. run ./install

the file will be in /usr/local/bin
Old 10-09-2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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I removed everything as described above, but still nothing happens: ./install results in "permission denied", and just install gives the same result as before. What's wrong?
I'm using mepis 3.3.1, KDE 3.4.2


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