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Old 04-18-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
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Installing Outlook messanger


Hello everybody. Here I have a small installation problem.
I downloaded outlookmessanger.sh, and try to run it on my fedora 8 box. It gives me the following error
[pratap@localhost Desktop]$ ./outlookmessenger.sh

bash: ./outlookmessenger.sh: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

I open it with vi editor and try to search for ^M using :s/^M. But it is not located in that file.
Can any one suggest me what to do.
The .sh file contains the script and some unreadable text.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-18-2009, 04:01 AM   #2
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try
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chmod +x outlookmessenger.sh
./outlookmessenger.sh
 
Old 04-19-2009, 07:34 AM   #3
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hi repo! Thank you for your replay
I did that, still I get the same error
 
Old 04-19-2009, 07:40 AM   #4
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try
Code:
sh outlookmessenger.sh

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Old 04-19-2009, 08:54 AM   #5
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I ran the program as root. Still same problem
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:08 AM   #6
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can you give the output from the command you used ?
 
Old 04-19-2009, 09:10 AM   #7
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The control M (^M) may indicate that the script contains Windows style end of lines. What is the output of
Code:
ls -l outlookmessenger.sh
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:23 AM   #8
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jdkaye is correct the script contains DOS end of line characters.
There are lots of ways to convert the file. Using vi:
:set ff=unix
:w
 
Old 04-19-2009, 10:44 AM   #9
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I downloaded the file

here is the beginning

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# This script was generated using Makeself 2.1.4

CRCsum="4114746320"
MD5="c7a6464742f49fec245bf7829b91c1c1"
TMPROOT=${TMPDIR:=/tmp}

label="nixstaller"
script="sh"
scriptargs="./startupinstaller.sh"
targetdir="tmp"
filesizes="1872585"
keep=n

print_cmd_arg=""

Code:
repo@cannabis:~/download$ ./outlookmessenger.sh 
bash: ./outlookmessenger.sh: /bin/sh^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory
repo@cannabis:~/download$ sh outlookmessenger.sh 
OK
repo@cannabis:~/download$


so
Code:
sh outlookmessenger.sh
works
I have added the 2 lines at the beginning of the file, in order to test without installing :-)
Code:
echo OK
exit

Last edited by repo; 04-19-2009 at 10:53 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2009, 02:14 AM   #10
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Thanks friends for your suggestion. Now I am able to execute that, but When try to give this
sh outlookmessanger.sh It is giving me the following error

: command not found.sh: line 3:
: command not found.sh: line 7:
: command not found.sh: line 14:
outlookmessenger(2).sh: line 18: syntax error near unexpected token `elif'
'utlookmessenger(2).sh: line 18: `elif test -x /usr/ucb/echo; then



the starting lines of the outlookmessanger.sh is

#!/bin/sh
# This script was generated using Makeself 2.1.4

CRCsum="4114746320"
MD5="c7a6464742f49fec245bf7829b91c1c1"
TMPROOT=${TMPDIR:=/tmp}

label="nixstaller"
script="sh"
scriptargs="./startupinstaller.sh"
targetdir="tmp"
filesizes="1872585"
keep=n

print_cmd_arg=""
if type printf > /dev/null; then
print_cmd="printf"
elif test -x /usr/ucb/echo; then
print_cmd="/usr/ucb/echo"
else
print_cmd="echo"
fi


what might he the reason?
 
Old 04-20-2009, 06:24 AM   #11
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Quote:
: command not found.sh: line 3:
: command not found.sh: line 7:
: command not found.sh: line 14:
outlookmessenger(2).sh: line 18: syntax error near unexpected token `elif'
'utlookmessenger(2).sh: line 18: `elif test -x /usr/ucb/echo; then
Seems to me the script is poorly written.
look at lines 3,7,14 and 18

Last edited by repo; 04-20-2009 at 06:25 AM.
 
Old 04-21-2009, 12:15 AM   #12
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can't we do anything. I downloaded it from www.outlookmessenger.com
 
Old 04-21-2009, 01:27 AM   #13
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Perhaps you can contact the developers ?
 
Old 04-22-2009, 12:06 AM   #14
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thank you!
I will try to contact them
 
Old 04-23-2009, 07:15 PM   #15
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on line 3,7 and 14 there is nothing but a blank line.
The error on line 18 seems to be unjustified, it looks as there is no syntax error.

Run the script with sh -x outlookmessenger.sh

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