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    Manual software installation


    Hi everyone,

    As you probably have guessed from the title, I am totally new to the Linux world.

    I am trying to get a program called Quantum to run. From what I could gather while reading on-line, programs in Linux usually come in packages.

    It this case however, I only have the archive with an already installed program - basically just the folders and files. It's doesn't seem to work in this condition and there are no read-me or setup documents.

    I wonder if there is a way to get it to work ?

    1. I am using Debian 8 through VirtualBox.

    2. Here is the software, in case someone wants to take a closer look. (Sorry it won't let me use links because I am new)
    (w w w )s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=68153673081557388646

    After successful install, one should be able to run this command from the sub-folder /qttest/:
    quantum run1 data

    3. This is some installation guide I came across:
    (w w w ) wenku.baidu.com/view/b8e2e4bef121dd36a32d82c2

    Looks like it's only for when you have the package installation. But maybe it can be useful somehow - it says they recommend to put everything in /usr/ directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vy4kov View Post
    After successful install, one should be able to run this command from the sub-folder /qttest/:
    quantum run1 data
    try
    Code:
    ./quantum run1  data
    and if it fails, paste the terminal output here.
    use code tags for code.

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    Hi folks,
    I realize that I may not have given enough information to get any help with this.

    The program I am trying to start is called Quantum and is used in market research. The last version is from 2000 year or so - it is no longer supported.
    I have seen it run under Ubuntu. I think the fact that I am using Debian should not be an issue?

    I tried this commands in the /bin folder of the program:
    Code:
    chmod u+x quantum
    chmod u+x *.*
    Now I am getting this error

    Code:
    [ UNIX QUANTUM - Version 5.7 (1252) ]
    ./quantum: line 166: /bin/quantall: no such file or directory
    I checked and file quantall exists in the same directory.

    I found two hidden files, that I think are somehow connected to being able to run the program. I am pasting the contents:

    Code:
    # if running bash
    if [ -n "$BASH_VERSION" ]; then
        # include .bashrc if it exists
        if [ -f "$HOME/.bashrc" ]; then
    	. "$HOME/.bashrc"
        fi
    fi
    
    # set PATH so it includes user's private bin if it exists
    if [ -d "$HOME/bin" ] ; then
        PATH="$HOME/bin:$PATH"
    fi

    Code:
    # .bash_profile
    
    # Get the aliases and functions
    if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
    	. ~/.bashrc
    fi
    
    # User specific environment and startup programs
    
    QTHOME=/usr/qtime/qt/v5.7
    QVHOME=/usr/qtime/qt/v5.7
    PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$QTHOME/bin
    
    export QTHOME PATH

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    Quote Originally Posted by vy4kov View Post
    Code:
    [ UNIX QUANTUM - Version 5.7 (1252) ]
    ./quantum: line 166: /bin/quantall: no such file or directory
    good, we're getting somewhere.
    please post the contents of the quantum script.
    please use code tags.
    if it's too long, upload it to a pastebin.

    and don't go messing with your ~/.bashrc and ~/.bash_profile.
    it won't help with this problem.

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