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Old 02-16-2005, 09:38 PM   #1
linus johann
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how to install .bin files???


anybody wqanna help out a here?? if you could teach me how to install a .bin file, id greatly appreciate it.... what are the commands/scripts??

tnx alot!!



btw, im tryin to do this in rh9 (if thats an issue)
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #2
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.bin file install

Without knowing a whole bunch about your .bin file, what it is, or where it came from... here is what I might do to start with.

try one of two things.
try running it with /bin/sh

#/bin/sh <program>.bin

Or heck, even better... make it executable, and then run it on whatever shell you choose!

#chmod +x <program>.bin
#./<program>.bin

These examples are very bash specific, but should get you started. Good luck!

-James


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Old 02-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #3
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Well, from a command line, go to the directory where you put the .bin file, give it execute permissions (not always necessary), and execute it:

Code:
cd /home/user_name/file.bin
chmod +x file.bin
./file.bin
Of course, substitute the path (/home/user_name....) for the one you have the file in.

Hope that helps!

[EDIT]LOL, only by < 1 minute! jfryman just barely beat me! Blast!! must...type....faster...[/EDIT]

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Old 02-16-2005, 09:54 PM   #4
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[EDIT]QtCoder was much faster on the draw![/EDIT]

Usually, you need to make the .bin file executable. If you downloaded it to something in your home directory, you can just issue the command
Code:
chmod a+x (flename).bin
. If the file is somewhere else, you usually need to be root to do the chmod. If you have the file directly in /home/you. then these would be the steps:

1) open terminal
2) chmod a+x filename.bin
3) ./filename.bin

and that will install it. if it is in a subdirectory of /home/you, then just navigate to it and issue the same commands.

Peace,
JimBass

Last edited by JimBass; 02-16-2005 at 09:56 PM.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:27 AM   #5
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gee thanx a lot!! really appreciate it!!
 
  


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