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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    I'll get it right, eventually:

    mark@lexington:~$ tar zxvf /home/mark/fah_install-20060313.tar-2

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    mark@lexington:~$ tar zxvf fah_install-20060313.tar-2

    gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    mark@lexington:~$

    I deleted the downloaded .tar.gz and downloaded a fresh copy. Without the .tar-2. I moved the file to /home

    mark@lexington:/home$ tar zxvf fah_install-20060613.tar.gz
    tar: fah_install-20060613.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    Twilight Zone, anyone?
    Last edited by Mark_in_Hollywood; April 19th, 2006 at 02:59 AM.
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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_in_Hollywood
    I'll get it right, eventually:

    mark@lexington:/home$ tar zxvf fah_install-20060613.tar.gz
    tar: fah_install-20060613.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    Twilight Zone, anyone?
    I am confused here. Are you sure you moved it to your home folder. You can keep it on your desktop if you want, it really does not make any difference where you place it. Open your file browser and go to your home folder to see if the file is there. Another thing is to put the file on your desktop and right click it and select extract here, but this is assuming your using the Gnome desktop.

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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Why is it getting renamed to *-2? Whatever. Just redownload the file. Anywhere. It doesn't matter. Just make sure that the filename is "fah_install-...". Then run the find command.
    Code:
    find ~ -name 'fah_install*'
    It will tell you where the file is if it is anywhere in your home directory. So let's say it is in /home/mark/supersecretdir:
    Code:
    $ find ~ -name 'fah_install*'
    /home/mark/supersecretdir/fah_install-20060313.tar.gz
    $ cd ~/supersecretdir
    $ tar zxvf fah_install-20060313.tar.gz
    You shouldn't do things in /home, that's basically a system directory, a place for all users' home directories. You don't want to do things in /home anymore than you want to do things in /. Do your work in /home/username (aka $HOME, aka ~), or subdirectories of it.

    We will get this thing installed.
    Help yourself: Search the community docs or try other resources.
    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Spencer
    Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
    Let science use your computer when you aren't: Folding@Home.

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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Quote Originally Posted by jpkotta
    You shouldn't do things in /home, that's basically a system directory, a place for all users' home directories. You don't want to do things in /home anymore than you want to do things in /. Do your work in /home/username (aka $HOME, aka ~), or subdirectories of it.

    We will get this thing installed.
    Actually by /home directory I meant /home/username. I guess I've been using Linux long enough that I had assumed that everbody would know what I was talking about, I sometimes forget that people will take things literally or that they are new users. Always much harder to get myself across using words. Jpkotta is right always use /home/username.

    I will keep it in my mind for the future that not everyone will understand that when I say home I mean username home so from now on I will use /home/username. That can be confusing to others for sure. Thanks for catching that.

    So Mark_in_Hollywood does this help you the distinction between /home and home/username.

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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Yes, distinction now understood. I have moved the fah...tar.gz to:

    /home/mark

    doing

    ls

    shows it residing there.

    doing

    mark@lexington:~$ sudo tar zxvf fah_install-20060613.tar.gz
    tar: fah_install-20060613.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    tar: Child returned status 2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

    Anybody else got any ideas>
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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    I'm baffled. If the file is in the directory, how can tar not find it? You don't need to use sudo to untar the file, but it should work anyway. I decided to install this on a school computer, just to see if there's some problem with the tarball on the wiki. It worked fine, but I found a bug (nothing major). Anyway, when I get home tonight, I'll fix the bug, upload the new version to the wiki, and make a zip file and post it here. Maybe a zip file will work better than a tarball, but I doubt it. Have you had trouble with other .tar.gz files?
    Help yourself: Search the community docs or try other resources.
    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Spencer
    Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
    Let science use your computer when you aren't: Folding@Home.

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    Smile Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Had any trouble with .tar.gz??

    Hmmmm

    Well, I'm quite embarassed to say that I'm not sure.

    On one occasion I did a ./ for something. Mostly I've learned to let Synaptic do the work. Then Automatix and Update Manager.

    I try to stay out of the operating system. This is my third time installing ubuntu, the two prior having blow up. As much as I want to Fold, I much more don't want to do a re-install. I'm using a 56K modem, the update/upgrade took over 7x24 hour day to download it all.

    Please be patient. I've use Ubuntu since March of this year. Before that Fedora Core 4 since January 21st, 2006. Fedora blew up as I tried to update the OS. I got handed an Ubuntu CD and have never looked back.

    I'm going to move that FAH file around and try to see what is "up".

    Thanks for your timely, kindly on-going support.
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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Here's an updated zipfile.
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Help yourself: Search the community docs or try other resources.
    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Spencer
    Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.
    Let science use your computer when you aren't: Folding@Home.

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    Red face Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    So I saw the .zip file. Clicked it for downloading and "saved" it rather than having Firefox "open" it. It saved. Then I could do nothing with it. Called Nautilis and had the Archive Manager "open" it. A list of file appeared. The README had no instructions as to how to execute the installation. OK. I will try running the .sh in a terminal with ./

    Wish me luck!!
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    Re: Howto setup Folding@Home

    Quote Originally Posted by jpkotta
    Adding flags is the next step in the scripts. I'll work on it in the next few days. I have already added it, but have not tested or debugged yet. PM me if you want a preliminary version.
    Any update on this, jpkotta? I'd like to do the forceasm -verbosity 9 thing, also.

    Also, the script still downloads version 5.02 of the client, while the most current release is 5.04.

    PM on the way.

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