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Old 11-02-2003, 05:15 PM   #1
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What do with binaries?


I have gotten several programs I want, but they are in binary form. What do I do with them to use my program?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:21 PM   #2
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binary form as in rpm format?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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binary form as in rpm format?
Nope, a regular binary, after I have already unRPM'ed it. (this one I'm interested in actually come out of an RPM. It was the only file in there.)
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:50 PM   #4
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have you just tried running it?

./binary_file_name?

 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:54 PM   #5
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Bash: Linux cannot execute binaries (or something like that).
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:58 PM   #6
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hmm.... how about:

sh ./binary_filename

?

does this file have any extension to it like maybe .so (.so.0, blah blah blah)?

 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:58 PM   #7
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copy & paste the terminal session?

Also, do an ls -l </your/binary>
to see whether it actually is flagged executable.
Otherwise, just try
sh </your/binary>

Cheers,
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Old 11-02-2003, 06:04 PM   #8
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I didn't think about trying to shell it. Also, I have yet to pull off a copy & paste maneuver from a konsole. The file is actually /home/lectra/spc/OpenSPC (no extension).
 
Old 11-02-2003, 06:10 PM   #9
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Also, I have yet to pull off a copy & paste maneuver from a konsole.
click left mouse button in top-left corner,
drag to bottom-right corner, release mouse
button.

Switch to web-browser, middle click in
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Old 11-02-2003, 07:38 PM   #10
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What do with binaries?

Personally, I like to sprinkle them onto a flat roasting try, place them in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 4 or 160 deg C for 15 to 20 minutes, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and just a splash of tabasco. Let them cool, then place in a "finger bowl".

Just right with a couple of ice cold "tinnies"

regards

John

p.s. sorry, couldn't resist.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:46 PM   #11
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What do with binaries?

Personally, I like to sprinkle them onto a flat roasting try, place them in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 4 or 160 deg C for 15 to 20 minutes, then sprinkle with salt, pepper and just a splash of tabasco. Let them cool, then place in a "finger bowl".

Just right with a couple of ice cold "tinnies"

regards

John

p.s. sorry, couldn't resist.
(crickets chirping)
Boo!

I don't have internet under Linux, so I guess a Text File will have to do.

Also, I'm telling you exactly what it's telling me. Bash is telling me that it can't execute binaries. It says so on one line about thirty characters or so long.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:52 PM   #12
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if the binary has come out of an rpm, is it an install type thing i.e. have you tried to run them as root?

Surely there must be some sort of install script or .sh type thing you could try (or just have a google to see if there is any readme doc that's available).

What is the binary that's causing the problem anyway ??

regards

John
 
Old 11-02-2003, 09:06 PM   #13
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This is the first binary I tried to run. It is called OpenSPC. My path to it is /home/lectra/spc/OpenSPC and trying to run gives me the message "bash-OpenSPC-cannot execute binaries" and shelling it will say "OpenSPC-cannon execute binaries". It may be intended for use with XMMS. How would I use it for that if I can't trigger it via konsole?

All the docs I found for it have been in japanese. I got it from a site that is dedicated to the purpose this file fulfils.

Google gives me nothing in peticular.

btw: I did give it executeable priveleges.

Last edited by lectraplayer; 11-02-2003 at 09:23 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:55 PM   #14
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It's not an executable file
You can open it with another program but not run directly it

v.g: take an .mp3 or .jpg file and give it executable privileges; you'll receive the same answer
 
Old 11-03-2003, 03:21 PM   #15
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This is what I got out of google, so I presume that you would have to have the libraries and then maybe something like xmms "might" play it/them.

Any help ???

regards

John
 
  


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