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Old 06-12-2003, 02:04 AM   #1
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How to install Real player in linux ?


i downloaded the file, it is 8.5MB, the extension is *.bin ,

how to install it ?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 02:22 AM   #2
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I have a list of commands and how to use them on my guide on the commands page.

The easy and fast answer is...

open the terminal in the directory where you have that downloaded and type:

./realplayer.bin (or whatever the exact filename is, you can just press ./real and then hit the 'tab' key and it will autocomplete.)
 
Old 06-12-2003, 03:42 AM   #3
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Thank you, I'll try it.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 06:22 AM   #4
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problem!
it prompted me that "can not run execute file".
Whu ?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 06:35 AM   #5
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The file does not have execute permission. Do ls -l, there will be no 'x-bits' set.

Become root.
"chmod u+x <file>" which will add an 'x' in the user position
"chmod a+x <file>" which will add 'x' in all positions
...or
"chmod 755 <file>" which changes it to -rwxr-xr-x
... or a number of other varients.

Then you can 'run' the file. ". <file>" or "sh <file>" will probably work too.

Later, having read acid_kewpie's words below... No! No! No! What was I on? (teaches me to post before the morning coffee is finished brewing).

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Old 06-12-2003, 09:30 AM   #6
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I gather mplayer plays real media files - might be an alternate option?

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it still did not work, Error : can not run binary file!
 
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Then you can 'run' the file. ". <file>" or "sh <file>" will probably work too.
No, neither of these will work at all to run a binary file. only for script files.
 
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acid_kewpie,

what shall i do now ?
 
Old 06-12-2003, 10:20 PM   #10
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you can try this:

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+...

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thanks
 
Old 06-13-2003, 07:43 PM   #12
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why the binary file can not be used ?
 
Old 06-13-2003, 08:16 PM   #13
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it all depends on how they are built and how each distro is designed and how they interact together.
That's one the good things about linux, there are a variety of different install methods.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:48 AM   #14
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Any suggestion i can use it ?
The RPM file you suggest is realplayer 8.0, i need 9.0.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 07:52 AM   #15
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dude if you downloaded the .bin file and you (as root) ran chmod 755 (filename) then ran (as root) ./real(filename) and it did not work, you have other issues or a bad file.
 
  


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