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mario
post Feb 6 2012, 08:41 AM
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Hi,

I received a patch installation instruction for a linux software.
However, i only understand step 1 & 2 and have zero idea on the steps involved, especially on the directory change. Please help.

Patch Installation Instructions
Installation Instructions
Once the file is downloaded:
1. Log in as root
2. Open a terminal
3. Change directory to the location of the downloaded file
4. Type: sh ABC-X.XX.XX-Linux.run (where X.XX.XX is the patch number)
Uninstallation Instructions
Run /ABCDE/bin/patch_uninstall to remove this patch

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michaelk
post Feb 6 2012, 01:59 PM
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The terminal command to change directory is cd. i.e.
cd /file_location

[http://linux.die.net/man/1/cd]
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jsosinski
post Feb 8 2012, 10:14 PM
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QUOTE (mario @ Feb 6 2012, 08:41 AM) *
Hi,

I received a patch installation instruction for a linux software.
However, i only understand step 1 & 2 and have zero idea on the steps involved, especially on the directory change. Please help.

Patch Installation Instructions
Installation Instructions
Once the file is downloaded:
1. Log in as root
2. Open a terminal
3. Change directory to the location of the downloaded file

so this would be where you would type something like cd /home/mario/downloads
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4. Type: sh ABC-X.XX.XX-Linux.run (where X.XX.XX is the patch number)

this part is kind of self-explanitory other than the ABC-XX.XX.XX-Linux.run. What the instructions are trying to tell you is that you type "sh" which is a command that tells the computer that the next command youre going to issue is a shell script command. Then the name of the file you downloaded will be executed. More than likely the file itself is a self extracting compressed file (for simplicity) that will simply patch your system for you.

Unless there is a problem with the ptch, the remainder of the instructions dont have to be followed because they tell you how to uninstall.

Jason
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