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Author Topic: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers  (Read 1730 times)

tickmike

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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2017, 02:03:40 AM »

64Bit PCLinuxOS KDE on test laptop.
Clicked on your 64Bit Linux file on your website.
Menu box came up asking if I wanted to 'save file'. click >Save.
The correct directory came up (which I cleaned out old dslstats files).
Then clicking on the dslstats-5.9.3-linux-x64-installer.run in that directory another menu box came up 'Open With' Unless I choose say 'Ark' nothing happened.  :'(  :(
Not installed yet wait for your reply.
Works well on main laptop with normal method of Download the 'tar.gz' file to directory, extract it with 'Ark' put a  short-cut in start up 'Manage which programs start up automatically with KDE.' Program.
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I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2017, 07:18:28 AM »

The .run file needs to be executable. It's lost it's executable bit somewhere along the way. Just make it executable and it should work fine.

This is not uncommon with downloads, and I need to add a comment to the instructions.
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2017, 07:24:54 AM »

@Chrysalis: You're right. I found that the installer worked fine on Windows XP when installed under Program Files, but not with later versions of Windows which require administrator permission there. Working round that was beyond me so I took the easy option.
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2017, 11:40:02 AM »

The .run file needs to be executable. It's lost it's executable bit somewhere along the way. Just make it executable and it should work fine.

This is not uncommon with downloads, and I need to add a comment to the instructions.
Yes that now works ok and put icon on desktop. :)

The .run file has permissions of
Owner  r   w
Group   r   w
Others  r
Is executable = no
Owner = tickmike
Group = tickmike
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Now if I look at the tar.gz file permissions
Owner  r   w
Group   r   w
Others  r
Is executable = no
Owner = tickmike
Group = tickmike
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If I look at the tar.gz file with 'Ark'    Owner = eric    Group = eric.

Hope this helps.
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I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
DSLstats LAN2  linked Ethernet

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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2017, 11:53:39 AM »

Thanks for that. The problem is that the executable bit isn't user dependent, and it's certainly set in the original file which I uploaded, but it gets lost somewhere in the upload/download process. I'll check if it still has the executable bit set on the server.
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2017, 03:36:42 PM »

Eric I just downloaded the 64bit Linux installer and it did not have the executable bit set once downloaded.

Stuart

Just had a thought... could it be that using the http download it gets lost but if we were able to FTP download it might still have the bit set?
« Last Edit: April 24, 2017, 03:38:54 PM by broadstairs »
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2017, 04:04:14 PM »

It's a thought, Stuart. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2017, 04:27:47 PM »

I've now checked the files on the server, and the executable bit wasn't set on the files, so it was stripped during the FTP upload. But after setting the bit on the files on the server, it still gets lost in the download. I've tried wget, with the same result.

I can't give people direct access to the FTP server for security reasons, so I think I'm going to leave it there and add a comment advising Linux users that they need to set the executable bit before trying to run the downloaded .run files.
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Re: DSLstats experimental self-extracting installers
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2017, 05:10:15 PM »

Actually it makes sense in some ways from a security perspective, make you think about executing it.... or not...

Stuart
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