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CharlesW 10-07-2003 02:54 AM

How do I install a download with extension .bin?
 
I downloaded an installation file from the internet advertising itself as "for Linux". It has an extension .bin. How do I now install it?

Help will be much appreciated.

Demonbane 10-07-2003 03:03 AM

usually you execute it
first make sure its executable, if not
chmod +x file.bin
then
./file.bin

CharlesW 10-07-2003 03:29 AM

Thanks! That worked. Why would the file not be executable by default?

KDE4me 10-07-2003 03:53 AM

funny you should ask that... see today's /.
http://slashdot.org/articles/03/10/0...id=190&tid=201

CharlesW 10-07-2003 03:59 AM

Good Point!


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