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    hi everybody!!

    i'm a newb in linux (i'm sorry for my stupid questions) and i need your help to install a software that i have to use at the university...

    yesterday i downloaded from User Service site all files, and the guide too, but i need a support, so here i am.

    the guide tells:

    1. Unpack the software archive in the download directory:
    % zcat STAR-CCM+5.02.010_OS.tar.gz | tar xvf -
    where OS is the name of the operating system the tarball is intended for.

    2. Repeat step 1 for any other ports that you downloaded.

    3. Change to the newly created directory:
    % cd STAR-CCM+5.02.010

    4. Run the setup script to start the installation wizard:
    % ./setup

    i have saved the pack in my home folder. my OS is opensuse 11.1 gnome

    i don't know where i should start from...

    thanks (and sorry for my bad english too)

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    dezzo wrote:
    > hi everybody!!
    >
    > i'm a newb in linux (i'm sorry for my stupid questions) and i need your
    > help


    welcome...we wanna help..

    the first thing you need to do it figure out is if you downloaded
    _the_ correct package(s) for openSUSE..

    what, exactly is the name of the package(s) you downloaded (i ask,
    because i really really doubt there are all of these available for
    download

    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_RedHat.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_Mandriva.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_Ubuntu32.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_Ubuntu64.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_SlackPPC.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE10.3.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE11.0.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE11.1.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE11.2KDE.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE11.2GNOME32.tar.gz
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_openSUSE11.2GNOME64.tar.gz
    etc

    and, answer this: if i say "open a terminal" do you know how to do that?

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    Default Re: software installation

    hi!!

    what, exactly is the name of the package(s) you downloaded (i ask,
    because i really really doubt there are all of these available for
    download
    i downloaded the only package that suits for me (i suppose):
    STAR-CCM+5.02.010_01_linux-x86.tar.gz

    and, answer this: if i say "open a terminal" do you know how to do that?
    yes...but i'not really sure...i suppose i have to "right click" in the right folder and then "apri nel treminale (in italian)" that should means "open the terminal" or "open in the terminal" in english..

    i think i'm no so far from the solution...

    what do you think about??

    thanks

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    First, a warm welcome here.

    Open a terminal window, it will open in /home/YOURUSERNAMEHERE
    Let's say you downloaded in /home/YOURUSERNAMEHERE/Downloads.
    "cd" to the folder you downloaded the file to:
    Code:
    cd ~/Downloads
    Now we need to unpack the installer tarball (that's what they call it, a tarball):

    Code:
    tar -xvf STAR-CCM+5.02.010_01_linux-x86.tar.gz
    Now we need to enter the folder where the tarball has been unpacked in:

    Code:
    cd STAR(now hit the TAB key to complete the folder's name ;) and hit Enter, the path in your prompt should have the new folder in it).
    We have arrived in the installer's folder, so now you should run the setup program:
    Code:
    ./setup
    NOTE: This is just a technical explanation of how to handle things theoretically. It's no guarantee the software will install or work.

    Good luck, keep us posted how you got on.
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    This is just a technical explanation of how to handle things theoretically. It's no guarantee the software will install or work.
    it works!!!

    now i have to adjust the license...

    thanks a lot!!!

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    Great you got it working.
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    Knurpht wrote:
    > Great you got it working.


    thanks for jumping in and helping--i had to be away a while, and am
    happy to come back and see you took him the next steps..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    Knurpht wrote:
    > Great you got it working.


    thanks for jumping in and helping--i had to be away a while, and am
    happy to come back and see you took him the next steps..

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