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Re: downloading Lilypond

From: Valentin Villenave
Subject: Re: downloading Lilypond
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 18:32:36 +0100

2007/12/27, Anne Wride <address@hidden>:
> Hi

Hi Anne,

> I am new to Linux and was trying to download Lilypond as have previously been
> involved in lots of music projects using other programmes.

Please remember to mention the linux distribution you're using (I
assume that it is a Macintosh-oriented-distro ? otherwise you'd better
download the "x86" version).

> I downloaded the file from website, but when tried to open it got a message:
> Could not open the file /home/anne/Desktop/lilypond-2.10.33-1.linux-ppc.sh.

Yes; apparently gedit is trying to open the .sh files as shell
scripts; however the LilyPond distribution is actually a "shar"
self-extracting archive (same extension, but completely different size
and data in it).

You just have to _execute_ this file:

just open a terminal, and type

cd ~/Desktop
sudo lilypond-2.10.33-1.linux-ppc.sh

(you may have to use "su" instead of "sudo", depending on your distro).

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