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Re: [ferret_users] ferret installation problem


It is hard to follow the sequence of options.
Not sure if they match what I see in Finstall.
My guess is that your answers to
steps 1 and 4 in option 2 should have been
/Users/anastasiayanchilina/Documents/Applications/ferret/bin, respectively,
but it is hard to tell with this information only.

1) It may be easier if you simply send your ferret_paths script,
which is the script that is causing the error.

2) Also, which shell are you using (bash, tcsh, other)? (echo $SHELL)

3) Is this a Linux, a Mac, or a Windows computer?

Gus Correa

Anastasia Yanchilina wrote:
I think my main problem is giving the correct fer_dir path. This is what I did: Option 1: (1) selected option 3; (2) followed option and installed the files into a folder ferret with the path as follows: /Users/anastasiayanchilina/Documents/Applications/ferret; (3) specified the same pathway; (4) installation was complete. Option 2: (1) selected option 2; (2) followed option and specified the same pathway. (3) specified pathway where I put fer_dsets: /Users/anastasiayanchilina/Documents/Applications/ferret/fer_dsets; (4) specified where I want to put ferret_paths: /Users/anastasiayanchilina/Documents/Applications (this is the step I wasn't sure about). Let me know where I may have made a mistake to cause the errors that I am getting.

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Gus Correa <gus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:gus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Anastasia Yanchilina wrote:

        I am new to ferret and am having trouble installing it.  For
        those who are familiar with the installation process, my
        questions are as follows:  My questions are as follows: (1) When
        I reach the step of the installation process after following the
        protocol and am trying to call ferret, I always get an error
        saying, 'no command found.'  What am I doing wrong? (2) The
        error I get when I try to run ferret directly is that fer_dir
        variable is not defined as I would with 'source
        your_system_path/ferret_paths' and when I try to run that, I get
        a syntax error at line 89.  Please let me know how I can install
        ferret correctly.


    Somehow the ferret executable is not on your PATH.
    Your "ferret_paths" script may be missing something.
    However, it looks like you know where your ferret was installed,
    since you say you "run ferret directly".

    Did you run the Ferret "Finstall" script to build the "ferret_paths"
    Did you give it the right FER_DIR path (where you installed ferret)?

    It may help if you send your ferret_paths script and tell where you
    installed ferret.
    Also, which shell are you using: bash/sh or tcsh/sh?

    Gus Correa

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