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Old 05-31-2005, 02:35 PM   #1
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mercury messenger.


From the website i downloaded a bittorrent file and downloaded that with azureus. Now i have some wierd shell script called "1708_Linux_VM.bin" but nothing happens when i click on it. What should i do?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:47 PM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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Don't double click on it.

Open up a terminal window.

1. First of all, check if it's executable. Navigate to the folder where the file is downloaded, and type:

ls -l 1708_Linux_VM.bin

If you see an x anywhere along the line on the left hand side, e.g: -rwxr-xr-x then proceed to step three, otherwise go to two.

2. Type chmod +x 1708_Linux_VM.bin - this makes the program executable, if it isn't already.

3. Type ./1708_Linux_VM.bin to install, and follow the instructions on the screen.

EDIT: Sorry for posting over you reddazz, didn't know you were posting at the same time :P

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Old 05-31-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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You are not supposed to bump your own threads until you have not had a responce for 24 hours (LQ rules). You need to make the files executable by doing "chmod +x 1708_Linux_VM.bin" and then run it by doing "./1708_Linux_VM.bin".

Last edited by reddazz; 05-31-2005 at 03:20 PM.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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thanx a lot and sorry for bumping (old habit)
 
Old 05-31-2005, 03:20 PM   #6
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EDIT: Sorry for posting over you reddazz, didn't know you were posting at the same time :P
No worries, it happens a lot on this site.
 
  


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