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2007-11-23, 09:31   #9
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 Originally Posted by jasong Can anyone explain to me how I could install a program, have it appear to be installed, type ls and see it listed, and yet when I try to run it the OS tells me the file doesn't exist?
If your program is a script, it may begin with something like
Code:
#!/bin/perl -w
or perhaps
Code:
#!/usr/bin/sh
or the like.

If you don't have Perl installed on your machine, or if your sh is actually /bin/sh, the OS is trying to tell you that the interpreter for that script doesn't exist, or doesn't exist where the script claims it to be.

Paul