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Atharv Patil 01-27-2012 10:10 AM

Manually installed (by clicking .pet file) pet packages inexecutable.
I am using Puppy 5.2.5 (Lucid). I installed Rar 2.9 beta 2 (i don't remember the version exactly, but the one i am talking about here, means the one which is having issues is in the Puppy Package Manager, but still installed it by clicking the .pet file). It showed in the installed package list. After installation it also showed its category as Utilities. But it doesn't show in the utilities. I browsed to /usr/bin and clicked the executable file but it still din't work. I even tried the 'exec' command but it still dint work. Please tell me what to do. I would have installed it using the PPM but i am looking that do the applications work on installing them without PPM. Because i am going to compile some programs which are in none of Puppy's repositories.

ButterflyMelissa 01-27-2012 10:19 AM

Okay, whenever a proggie behaves bad, I try to execute it from the console.

Just type the command in the console and see what comes back, no exec, no this or that, just the command.. Let's start there.
Everything in Linux MUST be able to start from the console, X is ONLY a shell, and is NOT allowed to add to the functionality as a whole. So, starting the thing from the console should yield at least some error message(s)...

Oh, and welcome to the forum!


Atharv Patil 01-27-2012 10:46 AM

Which other methods or commands are available to execute a program using terminal?

Atharv Patil 01-27-2012 10:50 AM

I dint understand the second post. Which command is being talked in it. Which command to type, please explain.

ButterflyMelissa 01-27-2012 11:23 AM

Oh, well, that's pretty can type "blender" in the console, and Blender 3D should pop up...

Okay, so, you installed rar, maybe, this could shed some light:


man rar
it should call up the man pace. Maybe this is what is called for:


rar -[option] [filename]
on the console


Karl Godt 01-30-2012 07:35 AM

You should post in the thread where you dl the pet from .

rar seems to be a CLI executable , not a GUI thingy ... ?

Even with exec rar some messages should show in the console ..

Simply rar without the exec should be enough .

exec means when finished with the program leave the shell .. -> exit

The terminal emulator would just vanish .

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