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Old 11-08-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
lagu2653
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Installing .bin-files, leave the file in /usr/local/bin/ ?


Are you supposed to leave the .bin-file in the /usr/local/bin/ directory? I tried to mv the file but access was denied. I also tried to move the file in Konqueror. Same thing access denied.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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.bin files are normally self-installing binaries. You should be able to just run them, providing they are executable: "chmod +x nameOfFile.bin", and then
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./nameOfFile.bin
You may need to be root. What program are you trying to install ?

/usr/local/bin is a directory that contains programs that you want to run. Any executable in here you can run simply by typing its name. /usr/local/bin should be in your $PATH, which is the list of directories that is searched for executables. To write to this directory, you need to be root.

You don't need to put the installer file in /usr/local/bin, you can run it from any directory.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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