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Old 01-04-2002, 10:51 AM   #1
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Problems w/ installing .bin files (StarOffice)

I am having problems w/ installing StarOffice-- it is a .bin file. I parsed through the documentation on the Sun site and all it says is to run the install file. A simple d-click or open does nothing. I try to execute it from the command line & nothing. I looked in all my linux manuals and there is nothing on executing .bin files. Are .bin files archives-- what is the command to unpack & what is the syntax? Is it a file that needs to be compiled? If so, what is the command and syntax? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

Old 01-04-2002, 11:38 AM   #2
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I'd expect you'd have to change the permissions before it will let you execute it.
Easy way to do it:

chmod 777 file

I think there'd be instruction somewhere on how to do this in the documentation, but the chmod step is easy to miss and this will throw you.


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