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Old 07-08-2001, 09:13 AM   #1
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StarOffice 5.2 installation


I am new to Linux and have a question on how to install StarOffice 5.2. I downloaded it from Sun and have no idea how to get the install utility to run. RPM's and tar files are not a problem, but this is a *.bin file and I have exhausted my (limited) knowledge. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 07-08-2001, 11:41 AM   #2
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Arrow .bin

I was just looking for the answer to the exact same question...

somebody told me that a .bin-file is a CD-image (like an ISO)
can anybody confirm that ?

Thomas Delrue
 
Old 07-08-2001, 12:29 PM   #3
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A .bin file is normally just a binary of some kind. You can always use the file command to tell you what the system recons the file is. I haven't got any experience with Star Office, but do you have a file called something like install.bin? In which case just try
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./install.bin
to execute it.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-08-2001, 01:58 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jharris
A .bin file is normally just a binary of some kind. You can always use the file command to tell you what the system recons the file is. I haven't got any experience with Star Office, but do you have a file called something like install.bin? In which case just try
Code:
./install.bin
to execute it.

HTH

Jamie...
I had to change permissions (chmod +x) to get mine to go.
 
Old 07-09-2001, 08:18 AM   #5
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Smile Trying to make things harder than they are!

Onec permissions are set, the file does not need to be run from the command line (at least not in Gnome). Just double-click the file and it installs! ALso, there is no ./install file. it is executable.
 
Old 07-09-2001, 05:03 PM   #6
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Re: Trying to make things harder than they are!

Quote:
Originally posted by crash89
Onec permissions are set, the file does not need to be run from the command line (at least not in Gnome). Just double-click the file and it installs! ALso, there is no ./install file. it is executable.
I think they were just using ./install.bin as a example, not knowing the exact name of the file to be installed. also, yes, sun makes it so you always need to chmod 777 in order to run it most of the time and install it, well, that is from their install instructions from their site.
 
Old 07-10-2001, 02:37 PM   #7
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Here are the installation instructions. There is also a free downloadable setup guide. The link is on this page.

http://www.sun.com/software/star/sta.../download.html

Good Luck!!
 
Old 07-10-2001, 03:01 PM   #8
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Unhappy Won't execute

OK, so I checked the document you provided there...

I work in the KDE and I have copied the .bin file to my desktop... So to execute it, all I have to do is dblClick it, right? well, I did and nothing happened...

what am I doing wrong, some help please...

Thomas Delrue
 
Old 07-10-2001, 03:04 PM   #9
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Talking Found my error

OK, sorry folks

my permissions weren't set to 777....

Sorry to bother...

Thomas
 
  


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