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Re: mkoctfile

From: Johann Drexl
Subject: Re: mkoctfile
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 11:59:56 +0100

branganj wrote:
> Hi,
> I was trying to get the example converted to a .oct file.
> But when I type mkoctfile it doesn't work; the mkoctfile is not
> a command that it can find.  (ie using the tab completion doesn't find it
> either).  Is there a way to make this executable?  I tried the check to see if
> it supports dynamic-linking, as directed in the manual, and I got  1 back, so
> it should be ok??
> Should I compile it again with something else???
> Thanks,
> Jill Brangan.

Hi Jill,

mkoctfile is a self starting shell script, not a binary.
As you can't execute this script, there is probably something wrong with
the user permissions.
I suppose that the x-permission is probably missing for some or for all

You can check this following this steps:
1) First, you will have to know the absolute path name of your
 find  /usr/local/ -name "mkoctfile*"
I get on my system:

2) Now, if you type:
address@hidden:~> ls -l /usr/local/bin/mkoctfile
then you will see that this is a link:
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           16 Nov 18 16:34
/usr/local/bin/mkoctfile -> mkoctfile-2.1.39

3) Now check the permissions:
address@hidden:~> ls -l /usr/local/bin/mkoctfile-2.1.39
This gives on my system:
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root         9428 Nov 18 16:34

I suppose that one or all "x" is missing on your system. You can fix
this by applying the following steps:
1) Change to super-user:
address@hidden:~> su -

2) Give x-permissions to all user:
juno:~ #  chmod a+x  /usr/local/bin/mkoctfile-2.1.39

mit freundlichen Grüßen
Johann Drexl
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