View Full Version : Problem Installing in OpenSUSE

04-19-2008, 05:05 AM
So being sick of Windows I decided to switch to linux... since I'm kinda new to this thing, how exactly do I install Novashell? I extracted the archive, then do I just execute the executable to install, or does it require me to compile it? I'm using OpenSUSE 10.3, and the April 18th build of Novashell.

04-19-2008, 05:11 AM
It comes precompiled - after extracting, you should be able to cd to its dir and type:


to run the executable. (Or double click it from the file manager.. uh.. nautilus or whatever you're using)

04-19-2008, 05:24 AM
Meh, I was afraid of that... I get this when trying to run it.

./novashell: error while loading shared libraries: libbz2.so.1.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

04-19-2008, 05:38 AM
Hmm, if you do:

ls /usr/lib/libbz2*

You should see what you have installed.. you may need to symlink /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.0 (or something like that) to /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0 so it can find it.

I'm a linux noob myself so uh.. maybe someone who knows what they are doing can chime in.

04-25-2008, 06:36 PM
Lol yeah, I hope a Linux guru here could pop in. I have yet to sucessfully compile a package from source.... lol. I really want to start using Linux, but this whole there's 10,000,0000 different ways to install things is killing me. :(

05-06-2008, 01:32 AM
I'm trying to wrap my head around what's going on here... is the problem that openSUSE stores this library in a different place than most distributions and a symlink will point it to where the library is actually located?

05-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Right - well, or it just adjusts the filename enough to be found. Did you try the ls /usr/lib/libbz2* command? (don't worry, it isn't dangerous..) it will show you what you've got, it's probably just a bit different than what the game is looking for.

05-07-2008, 01:03 AM
Well I ended up solving the problem with the help of a Linux buddy. Unfortunately, after I got it working my computer died. Figures. (It was an old one so the only real loss is sentimental.) Ah well, I'll have a Linux machine someday!