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    Default Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    Hello

    i googled how to install tar.bz2 files. usually its:

    tar -xf VESTA-i686.tar.bz2

    then
    Code:
    ./configure, make, make install
    usually should follow

    after tar -xf, ./configure does not work.

    the unpacked folder contains following data:

    Code:
    asfdc           elements.ini     LICENSE     RIETAN.sh  STRUCTURE_TIDY     template.ins   wyckoff.dat
    bvparm2013.cif  img              madel       spgra.dat  STRUCTURE_TIDY.sh  VESTA
    elements        Library_License  PowderPlot  spgro.dat  style.ini          VESTA_def.ini
    VESTA and madel are executable files.

    how to get that to install or run?

    with regards

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    tar is used to archive several files into one.
    A compression method is then often applied to that file.

    And that is what you have., a compressed archive of several files. Those several files can be anything. Though I admit that (specialy in the Linux world) they often contain the files that are needed (and sufficient) to build a product on a system. And then a certain amount of standardisation is often used to gather information about the system (the configure part), to build the product (the make part) and to install the product (the make install part, that should be run as root). Also, it is often the case that a file READ.ME (or similar named) file is added to such a "tarball" to explain how to build and install.

    This seems not to be the case in the archive you have. We can only guess what should be done with this (you seem to think that it contains some software product). Questions arise like:
    . where did you find this?
    . is there any story there which told you what to expect?
    . any docs there on how to install/run it?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    Its that program from this site
    http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    Quote Originally Posted by carborane View Post
    Its that program from this site
    http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/
    Hi
    Just run the executable from the directory;
    Code:
    ./VESTA
    You can create a script or shortcut in your ~/bin (~/ = /home/username) directory to the executable.
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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    Quote Originally Posted by carborane View Post
    Its that program from this site
    http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/
    Hi,
    According to the manual:
    Code:
    Extract the whole contents of the archive file to a directory. Then, execute VESTA in that
    
    directory by double-clicking the \VESTA" file on a file manager or by typing the following
    
    command in a command line:
    See manual
    http://scent.gist.ac.kr/downloads/tu...sta_manual.pdf
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    yeah tried

    Code:
    ./VESTA
    before. By doing that, following message appears:

    Code:
    ./VESTA: error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    i thought then ./VESTA is the wrong call. Double clicking does not work either.

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    Quote Originally Posted by carborane View Post
    yeah tried

    Code:
    ./VESTA
    before. By doing that, following message appears:

    Code:
    ./VESTA: error while loading shared libraries: libGLU.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    i thought then ./VESTA is the wrong call. Double clicking does not work either.
    try installing the OpenGL libraries (GLUT and GLUI are needed for VESTA to run)

    https://software.opensuse.org/package/glui
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/libGLU1

    needs Mesa
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/Mesa
    https://software.opensuse.org/package/Mesa-libGLU1

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    GLUT sounds almost like gluten.

    Anyway, i installed some glut packages. There were no GLUI packages. I installed some other glu packeges, now it works.
    Yet there is another small ishue: when starting the program, the following message appears:

    Code:
    (VESTA:18487): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "oxygen-gtk",

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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    why not read the user manual
    http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/doc.html

    mind you this is OLD , VERY OLD

    it was built for opensuse 11!!!
    it has been UNSUPPORTED for years .
    http://jp-minerals.org/vesta/en/download.html
    --- the tarball ----

    Distributions where VESTA is known to work.

    • Fedora 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • openSUSE 11.2, 11.3
    • Redhat Enterprise Linux 5, 6
    • Ubuntu 9.10, 10.10


    http://www.geocities.jp/kmo_mma/crys...A-i686.tar.bz2

    so expect " issues"
    like having too new versions of libs

    note that "geocities" name in the address

    geocities no longer exists



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    Default Re: Installing a tar.bz2 containing following files:

    appartently i installed some oxygen-gtk packages, and there is no warning.

    i think it works so far.

    aha one more thing:

    how to add the executable into the system, so when i call in terminal VESTA, then it will open the program?

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