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Old 01-20-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
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how do you install a .bin program?

how do u install .bin programs? the change from windows to linux has left me hangin on stuff like this bc with windows you just click on it and install. is there some trick in linux?
Old 01-20-2002, 08:27 PM   #2
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actually .bin files are almost like windows.. except instead of clicking with a mouse, I just type the name of the file at a command in a terminal: bash$ ./name-of-file.bin and it should start a installation process for you. what program is it.. someone here might be familiar with it and give some more insight for you.
Old 01-20-2002, 10:26 PM   #3
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Check the file properties and ensure that "exec" is enabled. This gets me everytime when I download a .bin, never downloaded one where it was defaulted to be "exec".
Old 01-20-2002, 10:32 PM   #4
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yeah sorry about that.. forgot to mention you can change the permissions to make it executable with chmod.. thanks WSG for pointing it out.. as yeah, most of the .bin files i install aren't default to be executable either.


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