I have installed openSUSE 11.4 today and I am trying to install Pencil on it. I downloaded the ArchLinux tarball from the site, and after extracting it, the pencil.sh file didn't install, giving a bash error (permission denied). I also tried searching for it on YaST, but didn't find it there.

  • How exactly did you run pencil.sh? Depending on what directory it tries to install to, you may need to run it as root. May 13, 2011 at 21:20
  • @Gilles I am sure i'm trying everything as a superuser.
    – Kunal Vyas
    May 15, 2011 at 10:55
  • Try running the installer with -x (i.e., change the #! line to append -x, or run sudo <shell> -x pencil.sh. It should tell you everything it's doing, so you can see what it's trying to do when the error comes up. Then you can correct the error and try again, rinse, repeat.
    – bahamat
    May 16, 2011 at 15:44

1 Answer 1


Why don't you use a OpenSUSE rpm? The OpenSUSE build service has rpms here. If the packages aren't up to date, it will probably not be difficult to modify the packaging and rebuild a binary rpm.

  • Thanks for the input but this repository is meant to install this pencil. What I wish to install is this pencil. I wonder why it isn't available for rpm packages, its available for debian, windows and mac. But is there a way to install and use it on suse? ...except for taking the virtualbox's path.
    – Kunal Vyas
    May 15, 2011 at 10:59
  • @offengehirn: Sorry about the error. I've linked to the correct softeware this time, I think. May 15, 2011 at 11:52

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .