About the hard link

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yeosn

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Hello everyone!
I had installed a software, but the path not in environment variable, so, every time I want to start it must input its full path in terminal, it's too trouble. so, I had established a hard link like this :
Code:
ln /home/yeosn/programs/oald8/oald8 /usr/local/bin/oald8
but when I typed 'oald8' in terminal, it prompted "Cannot find oald8 runtime directory. Exiting." Why? How can I solve this problem?
 


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yeosn

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Are you running 32bit or 64bit?

There are How-Tos for Debian and Ubuntu but it seems thin on Linux Mint.
Thanks for your patience! But I think the problem may be on the hard link, because when I typed the full path "/home/yeosn/programs/oald8/oald8" in the terminal, the application could be started normally, but when I typed the "oald8" only, it will prompt an error message.
 
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yeosn

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I am running 64bit OS,and the software is 32bit
I had found out the reason results in this problem. I should create a symbolic link instead, not a hard link
Code:
ln -s /home/yeosn/programs/oald8/oald8 /usr/local/bin/oald8
Thanks for your help!
 



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