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Help! Can't install Unreal Tournament 2004 in Linux

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Anonymous
November 8, 2004 8:10:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

Hey,

I just downloaded the Linux demo of Unreal Tournament 2004, but I can't seem
to figure out how to install it. The file name is
ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2.run

I've tried double clicking on the file and even going to a terminal window,
changing to the directory it's in and typing ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2,
hoping that was an executable file.

Nothing has worked so far. Might someone have some expertise in this area?

I'm running a newly installed copy of Mandrake 10.1.

Many thanks,

Jeff
November 9, 2004 3:05:30 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

Jeff Ingram wrote:
> Hey,
>
> I just downloaded the Linux demo of Unreal Tournament 2004, but I can't seem
> to figure out how to install it. The file name is
> ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2.run
>
> I've tried double clicking on the file and even going to a terminal window,
> changing to the directory it's in and typing ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2,
> hoping that was an executable file.
>
> Nothing has worked so far. Might someone have some expertise in this area?
>
> I'm running a newly installed copy of Mandrake 10.1.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Jeff
>
Ver 3120? That's not the most recent. V3334 from
http://www.unrealtournament.com/ut2004/downloads.php

Grab that, then come back if you still have problems.
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 4:04:06 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

> I just downloaded the Linux demo of Unreal Tournament 2004, but I can't seem
> to figure out how to install it. The file name is
> ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2.run
>
> I've tried double clicking on the file and even going to a terminal window,
> changing to the directory it's in and typing ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2,
> hoping that was an executable file.

"run.bz2.run" - seems the browser messed up the extension. Use the
"file" utitilty to check what type it really is:
$ file ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2

If it says something like "bzip2 compressed data" you first have to run
bunzip <filename> which uncompresses it, if it says "gzip compressed"
run gunzip instead (but rename it to .gz first).
Then or if file reports something like "shell script" just run it, i.e.
sh <filename> or chmod a+x <filename>; ./<filename>


-Thomas
Anonymous
November 18, 2004 6:19:25 AM

Archived from groups: alt.games.unreal.tournament2003 (More info?)

Try to login as root first and then run the script, it may want to install
files under /usr/ or /usr/local, where a normal user has no write access.

On my box (debian), I would type
drfish@zuhause: su -

root@zuhause: cd bla (bla is the path to the directory where you saved the
file)

root@zuhause: sh ./ut2004-lnx-demo-xxxx.run.bz2.run (replace xxxx with the
version you are running)

Cheers
Bora

Jeff Ingram schrieb:

> I just downloaded the Linux demo of Unreal Tournament 2004, but I can't
> seem
> to figure out how to install it. The file name is
> ut2004-lnx-demo-3120.run.bz2.run
>

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Bora Ugurlu
mailto:boraugurlu@yahoo.de
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