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 ====== Linux Installation Instructions ====== ====== Linux Installation Instructions ======
  
-The current distribution package for Linux consists of a .zip archive that unpacks ​to produce a hierarchy of files as follows: ​+The current distribution package for Linux consists of a .zip archive that unzips ​to produce a hierarchy of files as follows: ​
 <​code>​ <​code>​
   ZereneStacker ​           top level directory ​   ZereneStacker ​           top level directory ​
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       ZereneStacker.jar ​     jar containing the application ​       ZereneStacker.jar ​     jar containing the application ​
       JREextensions ​         directory containing numerous .jar files        JREextensions ​         directory containing numerous .jar files 
-      jre                    directory containing a Sun Java Runtime Environment for Linux+      jre                    directory containing a Java Runtime Environment for Linux
                                ​(32-bit or 64-bit as appropriate)                                ​(32-bit or 64-bit as appropriate)
 </​code>​ </​code>​
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 For your convenience in using the package later, you may also want to create a "​launcher"​ icon that will provide launch by double-click without the confirming dialog. ​ The procedure for doing that depends on what version of Linux and what desktop manager you're using. ​ Some helpful guidance is provided [[http://​askubuntu.com/​questions/​64222/​how-can-i-create-launchers-on-my-desktop|HERE]] at askubuntu.com. For your convenience in using the package later, you may also want to create a "​launcher"​ icon that will provide launch by double-click without the confirming dialog. ​ The procedure for doing that depends on what version of Linux and what desktop manager you're using. ​ Some helpful guidance is provided [[http://​askubuntu.com/​questions/​64222/​how-can-i-create-launchers-on-my-desktop|HERE]] at askubuntu.com.
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 +Troubleshooting:​ We have seen a couple of things go wrong with Linux installations.
 +  * In some Linux configurations,​ the .zip file will not automatically unzip. ​ Instead, double-clicking on the .zip file simply opens a sort of archive manager that lets you look into the .zip archive as if it were a tree of ordinary files. ​ You will not be able to run ZereneStacker in that environment. ​ In that case you have to manually unzip the archive, using command line "​unzip"​ or your favorite zip archive manager. \\ \\
 +  * Sometimes files do not retain their proper "​execute"​ permissions after unzipping. ​ In that case we suggest explicitly setting the required execute permissions using the following command line script:
 +<​code>​
 +chmod +x ZereneStacker/​*.zslinux
 +chmod +x ZereneStacker/​ZereneStacker.bsh
 +chmod +x ZereneStacker/​ZereneStacker
 +chmod +x ZereneStacker/​jre/​bin/​*
 +chmod +x ZereneStacker/​jre/​lib/​jspawnhelper
 +</​code>​
  
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