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Old 01-27-2005, 11:29 PM   #1
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How to run a exe file?

I downloaded a file .tar.gz and went into root's /usr/bin and pasted it in this directory...

It created another usr/bin with some exe files in it but when I click on them it does nothing...
When I go to shell and I type /usr/bin/usr/bin/myexefile it says bash: myexe:command not found...

Any ideas for me?
Old 01-27-2005, 11:36 PM   #2
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if you download a program most likely its going to be the source code that you need to compile the program

so lets say program.tar.gz
now you need to extract it
tar -xvzf program.tar.gz
go to the dir where it extracted read the README or INSTALL file
and it will tell you how to install the program
most like likely ./configure then make then make install
that will usually check for dependencies compile it then isntall it on your system
then if the program put a link in the /usr/bin dir you should just be able to type the program name in any terminal and it should run

giving that you had no errors thru this prossess

./configure check for dependencies
make compiles the program
make install install the compiled binaries that i compiles

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Old 01-27-2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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.exe is a windows file....not sure how you got that out of a tar.gz...what file is it?
Old 01-28-2005, 12:04 AM   #4
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I said .exe because when I right click it it said executable...

I have usr/bin/executables and I did just what is described above and I cant run the file...

Can I set a classpath or something in bash ? since it says bash and command not found?

Can you tell me what I can type in .bashrc file? my file is under root and in usr/bin/usr/bin
Old 01-28-2005, 12:36 AM   #5
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Try typing the full path and see if it's even a $PATH problem
if it is, then type this in .bash_profile (create it if not there)
export PATH $PATH:/usr/bin/executables
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Linux does not care if a file is named dslfjsdljdl.exe. Also it will not run it if it does not have the proper permissions. The only way a file will be executable is if it has a execution permission for either user, group, or other. You have to set the file to the appropriate permission mode to execute the file. Usually executable files will have a permission mode of 750. See chmod in man pages for more information.
Old 01-28-2005, 12:59 AM   #7
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when I right click the file I see that it has all acces... read, write,exe for all group, user,others...

I am in root...
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let's do this....
ls -l /usr/bin/usr/bin/myexefile
if it says it's not found, then try:
find /usr | grep myexefile
to find the actual path, if you still can't run it from there, show us the "ls -l " output for that location.

i hope you see how bad an idea it was to say it's a ".exe" file.....


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