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File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Freywa » October 19th, 2015, 12:04 am

I'm running Trisquel 7.0 (a Linux OS based on Ubuntu). I've unzipped the Golly 2.7 executable and I try to run it, but every time the file system cannot see the executable despite it being in plain sight!
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What in the world is wrong here? (Golly v2.5, being in my repository, works normally.)
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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by calcyman » October 19th, 2015, 2:52 am

Perhaps the file permissions are wrong? Run ls -al from that working directory and see whether it locates Golly (and, if so, whether you have read and execute permissions).
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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Freywa » October 19th, 2015, 3:58 am

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ls does show that I have RWX permissions, yet Bash still cannot locate the file.
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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Andrew » October 19th, 2015, 4:57 am

Freywa wrote:ls does show that I have RWX permissions, yet Bash still cannot locate the file.
Very odd! I've got no idea what might be wrong (I don't spend much time on Linux).

Can you run bgolly (type "./bgolly")? Can you open ReadMe.html?

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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Freywa » October 19th, 2015, 8:33 pm

Well I can't open bgolly either, but I can open the read-me file just fine. The problem only affects the two executables. Other executables (including apgnano, which I compiled myself) work just fine.

In the meantime I'm fine with v2.5 (the version provided by my repository).
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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Freywa » October 22nd, 2015, 12:35 am

OK, I managed to compile and install Golly from source. I accidentally installed the necessary packages while trying to install matplotlib and, what do you know, that was the piece of the puzzle I needed.
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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Linicks » November 14th, 2015, 9:56 am

An old thread I know, but sometimes file names are not what they seem.

What you should have tried is ./g<now hit TAB> - doing that bash will give you file name options it finds starting with 'g'.

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Re: File system cannot see Golly executable

Post by Scorbie » November 26th, 2015, 1:15 am

Freywa wrote:In the meantime I'm fine with v2.5 (the version provided by my repository).
Huh. So Golly is supported as a package in repositories of some distros? Interesting.
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