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Old 06-27-2001, 11:23 AM   #1
e_a_olson
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Installing/Using Binaries


I downloaded Star Office from sun.com, and the file was neither a *.tar.gz nor a .i386.rpm. It is a *.bin. How the heck do i install it? The sun site is terrible, and provides not installation instructions (none that are easily or obivously accessbile). Thanks.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 11:25 AM   #2
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just run it! :-)

Took me ages to suss this out with the java installation binary.

chris
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Old 06-27-2001, 11:26 AM   #3
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okay

first do this:
Code:
# chmod 777 /so5.2whatever.bin
then from a terminal within X, at the command, type the file name to start the install.
Code:
# ./so5.2whatever.bin
this will start a graphical install, it will remind you of a windows install. its that easy.
 
Old 06-27-2001, 11:54 AM   #4
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Cool. That was pretty easy. How come they couldn't have posted that on their web site? Thanks for the QUICK response!
 
  


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