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Old 10-07-2003, 02:54 AM   #1
CharlesW
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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.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:03 AM   #2
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usually you execute it
first make sure its executable, if not
chmod +x file.bin
then
./file.bin
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:29 AM   #3
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Thanks! That worked. Why would the file not be executable by default?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:53 AM   #4
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funny you should ask that... see today's /.
http://slashdot.org/articles/03/10/0...id=190&tid=201
 
Old 10-07-2003, 03:59 AM   #5
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Good Point!
 
  


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