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jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128

Back again! I downloaded a cad program for Linux / Ubuntu 9.10 which has a .sn on the end of it and I believe this is called a binary file and for the life of me I can not open this bugger. Here are the directions I was given:

MEDUSA4 4.0

Installation

Introduction

Please read this guide before you install your MEDUSA software - it includes important

information on the correct installation of the product.

Before you start the installation, please close all applications.

Please note: Windows: For running MEDUSA the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package is

required (vcredist_x86.exe). If necessary, it will be installed automatically before the

installation of MEDUSA.

For quick and easy installation, obtain your license keyfile prior to installing the

software.

If you intend to copy the program executable medusa_v4_0_0_windows_personal.exe

(Windows) respectively medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh (Linux) onto your hard

disk, please ensure that the path name contains no blank spaces or special

characters (so please do not save it to your desktop), e.g.:

Windows

correct path: C:\software\medusa_V4_0_0

wrong path: C:\software\medusa V4.0.0

Linux

correct path: /opt/medusa_V4_0_0

wrong path: /opt/medusa V4.0.0

The CSG Installation Wizard will guide you through the setup process. If errors occur during

installation, these are reported in the file log.txt in the installation path.

4 © CAD Schroer GmbH 2009

MEDUSA4 4.0

Systems Requirements

Systems Requirements

Please note: The system requirements for the Personal version differ from the full version.

Therefore ignore the system requirements given in the Release Notes in the

meddoc\doc path.

You will need 580 MB (Windows) respectively 700 MB (Linux) of free disk space, and a

minimum of 512 MB of RAM.

Windows

MEDUSA Personal runs on Windows XP (SP2 or 3), Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Linux

MEDUSA Personal runs on the following Linux distributions:

Distribution Version

CentOS 5

Fedora 11, 12

RedHat EL 5

SuSE 11 (OSS)

Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10

For running MEDUSA Personal a csh or tcsh shell is required. If there is no csh or tcsh shell

installed, install it, for example, using the following command:

Distribution Command

Fedora yum install tcsh

Ubuntu sudo apt-get install csh

© CAD Schroer GmbH 2009 5

MEDUSA4 4.0

Installation

Installing MEDUSA

Linux

For the installation you have to be superuser (root). Open a terminal and run the file

medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh.

Having extracted the installation files, the Installation Wizard will be started, see “Installation

Wizard” on page 7.

I completed all requirements listed and the only thing that seem to work in the terminal was " sudo apt-get install csh '

I basically need to know the command for running this file in the terminal

All apt-get install keeps telling me that " can't find file or directory "

I have even done the apt-cache source as well as ls, so on and so on....

Please, I am totally nieve to most file situations with Linux. So please make your explanations simple as possible and if there is a solution or command, list it so I may copy / paste it in my terminal for accuracy. Thank you

I have my lic # CSG LICENSE FILE

# ################

#

# CAD Schroer GmbH

#

# CSGLicenseNumber : PL107021

# Customer Name : John Haskins

# Creation Date : 16.Apr.2010

# Creation User : online

#

##

FEATURE med_personal 001d09a01cec 10.4 16-oct-2010 1 Haskins Personal_License 3C9FBD4B041CFE2F1D3B ck=B7CB95:S

Comments

  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    An .sh file should open if you just click on it. It'll use whatever the default document editor is, in Ubuntu's case that will probably gedit. If your trying to run the file, just become root then do ./<filename>.sh or sh <filename>.sh
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    attempt to open with Gedit:
    2mpin8k.jpg

    Attempt in my terminal:
    [email protected]:~$ sh .sn
    sh: Can't open .sn
    [email protected]:~$ /opt/medusa_V4_0_0
    bash: /opt/medusa_V4_0_0: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:~$ sh .sh /opt/medusa_V4_0_0
    sh: Can't open .sh
    [email protected]:~$ medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: command not found
    [email protected]:~$ sudo
    usage: sudo [-n] -h | -K | -k | -L | -V | -v
    usage: sudo -l[l] [-AnS] [-g groupname|#gid] [-U username] [-u username|#uid]
    [-g groupname|#gid] [command]
    usage: sudo [-AbEHnPS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] [-g groupname|#gid] [VAR=value] [-i|-s] [<command>]
    usage: sudo -e [-AnS] [-C fd] [-g groupname|#gid] [-p prompt] [-u
    username|#uid] file ...
    [email protected]:~$ su
    Password:
    su: Authentication failure
    [email protected]:~$ ./.sh medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./.sh: No such file or directory
    I tried numerous combinations. You think the download is corrupted???
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    I went a little deeper to find out why I have questions on me being root and corrected that problem in users account, and here are the results entering command in my terminal....
    [email protected]:~$ su
    Password:
    Added user root.

    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./ medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./: is a directory
    [email protected]:/home/john822# sh medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    sh: Can't open medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    [email protected]:/home/john822#

    I am getting closer, but still far away from results.
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./ medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh should have been

    ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh (no space between the slash and the m in medusa.

    [email protected]:/home/john822# sh medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh <-- that one should have worked.

    My guess would be that medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh is a pre-compiled binary, that's why it's not opening up with gedit, or as you speculated, it is somehow corrupted.

    My expertise in diagnosing your problem is a bit lacking because I don't download and run my programs this way, I usually settle for what's available in my distro's repositories.
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    these are the current results:

    First I went back into Synaptic manager to search for ' Medusa ' and discovered it was not checked, so I did that, updated and closed.

    I open my terminal and did what you requested, and the results were:
    [email protected]:~$ su
    Password:
    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:/home/john822#
    [email protected]:/home/john822# apt-get install ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package .
    [email protected]:/home/john822#

    I also open my Windows 7 OS and downloaded the program, and after installing it, I clicked on the program Icon, and it would not work. Something to the effect about it is not working or broken. I am inclined to take your advice with this program is corrupted or the executable is broken.
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    I gave it one last try with this command. I think it is time to quit:
    [email protected]:~$ su
    Password:
    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:/home/john822# ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    bash: ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:/home/john822#
    [email protected]:/home/john822# apt-get install ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package .
    [email protected]:/home/john822# sh medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    sh: Can't open medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh
    [email protected]:/home/john822#
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    Just another thought:

    1) Is the file your trying to open in your home directory, or is it still in the Download folder? If it is in the Download folder, after logging in as root you may have to execute:

    cd /home/john822/Downloads

    and then execute:

    ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh

    The error your getting "bash: ./medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh: No such file or directory" and "sh: Can't open medusa_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh" probably means your not in the correct folder when trying to run the file.

    BTW - trying to run the file in Windows 7 won't work, it's not a Windows executable. AND ... Are you sure medusa isn't in the Ubuntu repos? Did you try searching with Synaptic? I looked at my Fedora repo and there is a medusa app in my repository.
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    Wow, when I think about it. The instructions said not to save to ' desktop ' which I did not do. It is in the ' download folder '. jumping ahead, the version in Windows 7 is the version offered for Windows by the software developer. It loaded / installed / opened, but it is not working. problem with the ICon / program launching.

    Now that it is in the wrong directory, how do I get it in the right one? Can I copy and paste it where????

    My depository in Synaptic showed ' Madusa ' and I installed it with it's related files,but if your therory is correct, that will be redundant, as the initial file is not opening with in the ' Download Folder '. I am talking like I know what I am talking about.

    Can you now, with this information figure out what I should do next...John
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    I kicked myself in the ass and said John, you can do this, so I tried the copy approach. I copied it to my home folder and I click open with another application, but nothing at all looked like it would do the job, so I scratched my head somewhat, and thought back to one small statement in the instructions, and that was , open in " Terminal " and that option was available in the open windows for apts that would open this program, so I selected terminal, and WHAM, things start happening and commands started to run and the installer appeared for the program. It then made me look for the file I had the license key in, " My Documents " which I literally had to build the menu tree step by step. Then it asked me for path to my browser and I believed I discovered that purely by accident. I must have gone through bins and etc's and usr's and so on, still I found Mozilla and the registry entry alpha-numeric display and clicked ok.

    I think that all programs which I see that give me this type of Hell in the future, I will send it straight to the terminal, and let it do the foot work......

    Thank you for being patient with me and not giving up on me. I have found 99% of my sucess with the crew at Linux.com

    Thank you, John:cheer:

    :silly: :woohoo: :lol: :laugh: :)
  • Goineasy9Goineasy9 Posts: 1,116
    Glad you got it running, do the Snoopy dance John. :)
  • jhaskins75jhaskins75 Posts: 128
    whoop- pee and away I gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo....Thank you again....John
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