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Old 08-22-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
lordashraf
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Question Newbie needing help with various topics


OK, so now I successfuly installed Red Hat linux, I've read the "getting started" guide and took a breif look at the "customisation guide" but yet i still have problems with installing "bin" programs... I downloaded some programs with "bin" extention and i don't know wt to do about them or how to start installing them...

the other thing is, how to add a new hardware, i need to add my TV tuner and my Wacom tablet.. i downloaded wacom "drivier" and once again I have no idea about wt to do with it...

I need little help with that, if there's a good linux resource also, that would very apreciated.. i found that the guides included with the linux CD not sufficient enough to me.. so i need more easier resources if possible.

Thank u for ur help and ur time.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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Some (most?) .bin files you download are executable. Try running them with "./foo.bin" or perhaps "sh foo.bin".

Last edited by visaris; 08-22-2005 at 10:35 AM.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #3
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if the bin is an executable, then you may be able to run it with ./filename. if the permissions on the file are not correct, you may have to chmod 755 filename first.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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> I need little help with that, if there's a good linux resource also,
> that would very apreciated.. i found that the guides included
> with the linux CD not sufficient enough to me.. so i need more
> easier resources if possible.

You're welcomed to surf around in

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links

especially the documentations.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 08-22-2005, 06:39 PM   #5
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Try The Slackbook, always a must-read for newbies. It made my whites whiter, my colors brighter, and removed unsightly ring-around-the-collar. I laughed, I cried, I fell down; it changed my life.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:34 PM   #6
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Thank u all so much for ur great help... I checked the links.. I belive they would b helpful to me, also thank u for the commands u told me, I hope i can my programs installed and running soon, i'll give it a try and i hope it works out...

Thank u visaris
Thank u Wahnsard
Thank u Shengchieh
Thank u Charred

hope i didn't forget anyone or mis-spell anyones name...
 
Old 08-25-2005, 10:51 AM   #7
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It's me again...

it worked very fine.. the commands "./foo.bin" and "sh foo.bin" worked like magic and got my programs installed and running... one of the programs was origionaly an rpm but hidden inside the "bin" thing... for now i understand that "bin" is some script, I don't knwo if that's write or wrong, would need someone to confirm this information for me...

the main thing now is... now i got the way of how to install the programs.. so wt r the right paths for installation? i used "/usr/sbin/folder" dunno if that's right or wrong,

I also need to know how to uninstall programs.. i know how to deal with rpms, they r so easy... is it realted to the "make" command and "./configure" command ? i read about these 2 some where on the web...

I would b so thankful for ur help...
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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Quote:
for now i understand that "bin" is some script
.bin usually means it is a binary file (although there is a type of cd image which uses .bin as it's extension), that means it is equivalent to an .exe in windows. Most binaries in linux don't have an extension (e.g. everything in your /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin directories), but I guess they put a .bin extension on there so you know what you're supposed to do with it. Scripts on the other hand, have many different extensions, depending on the enterpreter for the script e.g. .py for python, .sh for shell, .pl for perl, etc.

to uninstall compiled programs, the easiest and cleanest way is to use a program called checkinstall, which creates an .rpm (or .deb, or .tgz, depending on your distro) from compiled programs, so that you can uninstall them with rpm.
 
  


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