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Old 07-05-2003, 08:27 AM   #1
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How to install from .run files


Hello,

I just downloaded a game which is in the .run extension.. I tried installing it by using this command ./sh (filename) -target (target location)
for some reason this does not work could anyone help ?

i also tried without the target parameter and then it tells me no permission even as root.

Thanks :-)
 
Old 07-05-2003, 09:32 AM   #2
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Make sure the file has execute permission.

chmod +x YOUR-FILE.run

Mike
 
Old 07-05-2003, 09:36 AM   #3
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Then, as root

/path/to/<filename>.run
 
Old 07-05-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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Smile

Thanks for adding that fancypiper. Haven't had my morning coffee yet

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Old 07-05-2003, 10:00 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by MiscGeek
Thanks for adding that fancypiper. Haven't had my morning coffee yet

Mike
How did you manage to look at the computer?? My eyes can't read until after the second cup.

Java in the cup is much better than java on computers.
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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How did you manage to look at the computer?? My eyes can't read until after the second cup.

Java in the cup is much better than java on computers.
Through the tiny slits that are open

BTW, looks like we're almost neighbors. I'm from Bowdon, GA... about 10 miles for the Alabama state line.... Guess that makes me a redneck geek

Mike
 
Old 07-05-2003, 10:28 AM   #7
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Before I get jumped on for going off-topic again, I had better give my software links.

# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
  


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