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Old 04-24-2006, 03:48 AM   #1
thepope
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Question How do I install a .RUN file???


I have just installed Mepis 3.3 Linux and have downloaded the Americas Army file for Linux armyops250.run from the web. Being new to Linux I have no idea what the file type `run' stands for or how to install the program. When I click on the file it reads the file but dosn't install it. I would be very gratefull if someone could give me some advice.
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:52 AM   #2
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You need to make the file executable ($chmod +x somefile.run) and then to ececute the file you need to do "$sh somefile.run" or "$./somefile.run" from the directory that the file is located.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for that but I have no idea how I go about doing that? I am one of those poor sods who have lived with Windows all his life!! I am not famila with how Linux executes commands or where to do that from. Sorry but I need the baby version :-)
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:20 AM   #4
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In general .run are in fact shar (shell archive) file format.
Open an xterm (aka shell aka console) and type:
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sh /path/to/file.run/myfile.run
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:41 AM   #5
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Thanks that worked great!!!
 
  


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