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    Question How to install a bin file??

    I just downloaded Google earth and am trying to use... it can't understand/// how to install it since its a bin file...

    how do I install a bin file...????? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 lucid beta 2

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    Re: How to install a bin file??

    Open a terminal and run "./<yourbinfile>.bin":
    Code:
    $ cd /path/to/your/bin
    
    $ ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

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    Re: How to install a bin file??

    Quote Originally Posted by chris.jericho View Post
    I just downloaded Google earth and am trying to use... it can't understand/// how to install it since its a bin file...

    how do I install a bin file...????? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 lucid beta 2
    Google Earth is already in the Medibuntu repository. You should use repositories instead of just downloading programs from websites, for a number of reasons: It's easier to install, it allows you to keep on top of updates, it ensures that the program isn't maliciously modified in transit, and it makes it easy to remove when you're finished with it.

    A "bin file" is just a program that can be run on Linux. First you need to make it executable, then you need to run it (as root - so it can install into a system-wide location).

    Code:
    sudo chmod a+x <drag the file to the terminal>
    sudo <drag the file to the terminal>
    The installer will run.

    But install Google Earth via the repository. (www.medibuntu.org)
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: How to install a bin file??

    okay... so you mean to say that first I type in the first line i.e sudo chmod a+x
    and then drag the file in the terminal..

    then later type sudo again and drag that bin file in the terminal.... is that right??

    but then how do I install Google earth via the repository........

    sorry I am new to linux and not much familiar with it but trying........ please reply

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    Re: How to install a bin file??

    Okay thanks for the answer mate....... I went to this page and downloaded the AMD64 version of google earth and it works perfect.... Thanks for the help...


    http://packages.medibuntu.org/lucid/googleearth.html

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