untared executable files don't work
I'm running Mandrake 8.2.
rpm packages install ok, but tar packages don't.
typical example: I've just downloaded the netscape installer, untared it, cd'd to the netscape-installer dir.
the netscape-installer file is listed with an asterisk, but when I type it in as a command, bash tells me it can't find it. I've checked user rights and "execute" is yes for everybody.
this happens with ALL the tar packages I've downloaded.
What have I got wrong?