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Okay, this is basic, basic, basic. I haven't been able to install my very own GL because I'm ignorant of most everything about UNIX. I'm running Terminal in OS X. I've got a hosting account accessible by SSH at xxx.xx.xxx.xxx/~domain/. One would think I should be able to install GL with the instructions on the website, but noooooo. What are the commands to type in the Terminal that get me from nowhere to installed? I haven't yet figured out how to even copy the tarball from my Mac to the host server, so I can't get to step 1 in the installation which provides the command for unpacking the tar once it's "*within your web tree"... Any help that you grizzly old veterans can provide will be greatly appreciated.
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Dirk

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Using good ol' ftp for the upload may be the easier way for you. If you can't do that, "scp" is the command you're looking for. Something like scp geeklog-1.3.7sr1.tar.gz yourname@yourhost:/some/path/on/the/host/ should do it. bye, Dirk
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sroknmar

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Dirk, it's great that you devote so much time to GL and its would-be users. Towards that end.... I'm no further along after your last post. FTP isn't working great, due to timeouts and other factors. I'll try a different FTP client if I can't do the command line thing...but I want to do this right and learn a few tricks in the process. Your scp command...I've tried it a couple of times in a couple of ways, but I'm missing something again. If I've got the tarball on my local machine in a folder, please take me step by step, command by command to get it into whatever directory is optimum on the server. What I can do...I appear to get hooked into the server with a command that reads, "ssh -l username 209.xx.xxx.xxx". This prompts me for a password, then I get an affirmative response of Last login: Wed May 7 00:04:20 2003 from ip68-5-145- 15.oc.oc.cox.net Rsync Server jailshell-2.05a$ What are my step-by-steps at this point? Thanks for trying again...
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vinny

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Before you "ssh -l username ..." you want to do Dirk's scp command. That copies the file from your local machine up to your server. From there you should be able to follow the step by step geeklog instructions word for word. The one exception is you may not be able to run the "chown" commands if you don't have root access to your server. In this case, when the install instrutions say "chmod 775 ..." change it to "chmod 777 ...". Good luck, Vinny
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sroknmar

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Okay guys. You're not getting this...I don't get this. So, I will commit to contribute to Geeklog in a very useful way. If you work with me on this, and work me through (and over) on an installation, I will write an installation document for the non- programmers amongst us. I can't write a plug-in, I can't contribute any hacks....but I can write a "how-to" on any installs I actually complete, to expand the usage of GL to the non-pro's out there who want to use the program. Deal? So....how about that step by step? One command at a time? Thanks in advance...
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jhk

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The scp command was the very first step, and Dirk typed it out for you. How did it fail?
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sroknmar

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By brute force, and by switching from Mac OS X to Win98 running putty and pscp, I've managed to finally upload the GL tar. Yikes. Thanks for the help and the interest, guys. For my next trick, I'll try to install again, this time without any FTP. I was unable to get past the error 104 on the last step of the install. I'm not confident of the unzip the first time; I'm also not confident of the chmod statements.
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