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John Collins
06/13/99 10:35am

I've got a pretty standard RedHat 5.2 system, and when I try to run anything off the cdrom, including the installer, I get a message like
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[collins@birch Linux]$ ./MathInstaller -info
bash: ./MathInstaller: Permission denied
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I tried running the installer script with sh -v and got this
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[collins@birch Linux]$ sh -v MathInstaller -info
#!/bin/sh
#
# MathInstaller for Mathematica Version 3.0
#
# This file and all scripts and messages accessed from this file
# (c) 1996 Wolfram Research, Inc. All rights reserved.
#

if [ -d ../../Files ]; then
reloc=../../Files/SystemFiles/Installation
else
reloc=../..
fi

FROMDIR=`pwd`
pwd
export FROMDIR

INSTALLARCH=Linux
export INSTALLARCH

if [ .$TMPDIR = .'''' ]; then
TMPDIR=/usr/tmp
export TMPDIR
fi

INSTALLLANG=English
export INSTALLLANG

if [ ! -d $reloc ]; then
echo
echo ''Cannot determine system type. Run the copy of MathInstaller''
echo ''in the directory Installation/<$SystemID>.''
echo '' ''
exit
fi

cd $reloc

SystemResources/Utilities/MathInstaller $*
MathInstaller: SystemResources/Utilities/MathInstaller: Permission denied
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I'm stuck. Thanks for any help. I see from reading other messages that others have successfully installed Mathematica, but I can't see what's wrong. I've tried doing this both as root and as a non-privileged user.

John Collins
University of Minnesota

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