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    Default Problem in installing

    Dear All,

    I am new to linux and using gnome desktop and 11.4 OS. I was trying to install a software which is concerned with my work. Its a program used in next generation sequence analysis in genetics. When I tried to install it as mentioned in the manual the following error occurred
    Code:
    linux-ztz6:/home/reddy/Desktop/OLB-1.9.0 # make install
    CPATH=: LIBRARY_PATH=: ./validate.sh --prereqs 
    /bin/bash: ./validate.sh: Permission denied
    make: *** [prereqs] Error 126
    Please let me know what it mean.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Problem in installing

    In general when you do a make install, which by default installs the program
    system wide (usually into /usr/local) you need to do this step as root.
    So you should do one of the following
    Code:
    sudo make install
    or
    Code:
    su -c "make install"
    On the other hand, if you are not the system administrator of the system and
    have no right to become root, you need to do special settings to make it
    possible to install the software in your home folder.
    The README of the software should in that case tell you what switch you have
    to set for configure.

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    Default Re: Problem in installing

    On 06/11/2011 08:36 PM, rajasereddy wrote:
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    > Please let me know what it mean.



    well, i'm not sure what it means, or what the problem is--did you also
    run ./configure and make as root?

    is there a file named "validate.sh" inside
    /home/reddy/Desktop/OLB-1.9.0, or anywhere in root's path?

    if you ran configure and make as a user, then to become root did you use
    "su" or "su -"

    maybe, you could tell us the instructions from the point where you
    unpack the tar (maybe they need a slight modification to be useful in
    openSUSE)

    or reference to a URL if the instructions are online...of if you have it
    digitally, you could post it to paste.opensuse.org and put the url here..

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    Dear DenverD

    I figured it out. Actually copied the folder from somewhere else and tried to install it. When i tried installing it after unzipping the original file on my system.
    validate.sh is a file located in /home/reddy/Desktop/OLB-1.9.0 folder. Which is meant to check the prerequisites for the installation.

    I used
    "su -l"

    and installed the program successfully.

    But some thing i couldn’t understand is why was i unable to install first time even after using "su -l"

    thanks quick response

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    On 06/12/2011 12:36 AM, rajasereddy wrote:
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    > But some thing i couldn’t understand is why was i unable to install
    > first time even after using "su -l"


    hmmm...well, "su -" and "su -l" are the same thing, and i have no idea
    why it didn't install the first time, and did the second...

    very strange..

    so, i'm happy you got it working (as i still don't know what cause the
    failure)..

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