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Old 10-07-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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help with installing from tar.bz2 "permission denied'


okay. I have Fedora Core 11 64 Bit installed on my laptop. Now I'm trying to install a program that I've downloaded as a tar.bz2 file. I found a site and followed it's directions, and ran into a problem. I have posted my terminal output below.

Code:
[Half@FedoraCore11]~/Downloads/Mupen64% tar xvjf

*here it showed my progress*

[Half@FedoraCore11]~/Downloads/Mupen64% ls
mupen64-0.5  mupen64-0.5.tar.bz2

[Half@FedoraCore11]~/Downloads/Mupen64% cd mupen64-0.5 

[Half@FedoraCore11]~/Downloads/Mupen64/mupen64-0.5% ./configure

zsh: no such file or directory: ./configure

[Half@FedoraCore11]~/Downloads/Mupen64/mupen64-0.5% ./ configure
zsh: permission denied: ./
this is the same result I get with any tar.xxx file. what am I doing wrong? all help is appreciated
 
Old 10-08-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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You have downloaded the binary distribution, so there is no need to compile it from source. That's why there is no ./configure.
All you have to do is to run
Code:
./mupen64
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Old 10-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #3
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i would FIRST read the README file and INSTALL file that was in the folder
also PLEASE POST a link to the program you want to install
it is most likely in a yum repo
Code:
su -
yum install TheProgramName
if it is this ( google )
http://mupen64.emulation64.com/down.htm
did you READ the "mupen64-0.5/doc/readme.pdf "???

this is a binary file THERE IS NO NEED TO BUILD !!!
also DID you see HOW old that thing is 2005-08-26 was the last update

to run just do this
OPEN the mupen64 folder and then a terminal
Code:
cd to/where/mupen64/is
./mupen64
 
Old 10-09-2009, 12:20 AM   #4
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Okay. I had hoped it was in the yum repo initially (as I knew I would run into trouble with a tar.xx file.); but alas It was unable to find it. So I Downloaded it from the exact site mentioned in JohnVV's post. While on the subject of JohnVV's post, I will explain my difficuilties with that suggestion as well. The short answer to your question, is: "No. I did not read the readme file"; the long answer is, I didn't read it, because, I do not have acrobat reader installed; this is because upon downloading it, and attemting to install it (it too is a .bin file, so ./AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) I get the exact same error messege as I do w/ tar files: "permission denied". I recieve this error in both user and su modes. As for the age of the file, I realize it is old, but it's the only program of this type, that I could find for Linux. Thank you for your help; past and future
 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:37 AM   #5
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I do not have acrobat reader installed; this is because upon downloading it, and attemting to install it (it too is a .bin file, so ./AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) I get the exact same error messege as I do w/ tar files: "permission denied"
Linux has pdf viewers installed by default.
However, to install
Code:
chmod +x AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin
./AdbeRdr9.1.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin
 
Old 10-09-2009, 01:47 AM   #6
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first you do not need to install adobe
evance should be installed be default
openOffice will open them as well
but you can install adobe
see
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f11.html
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...1.html#acrobat
then use yum to install it
Quote:
I realize it is old, but it's the only program of this type, that I could find for Linux. Thank you for your help; past and future
see above

i would sugest however that you use Dangermouses "autoten/eleven" script
it makes a BUNCH of things as easy as "point and click" to install the basics
http://www.dnmouse.org/
 
Old 10-19-2009, 08:50 PM   #7
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Great! sorry about the delay in posting, My Internet connection is temporarily unavailable. Thank you for all your helpful information. this is why i love the Linux community!
 
  


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