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    How do you install Bin files?

    I downloaded Google earth for Linux, its a Bin file, I dont understand some of the commands, is there a easy way to install it?
    Thanks.

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?


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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    You just run the .bin file.

    First you need to make it executable by opening its properties box and clicking the executable checkbox.

    Then navigate to the directory where its housed with the terminal and run it like so:
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    ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    Instead of the check box you can also do

    chmod u+x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

    which will make the file executable for the user/owner

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    Thanks will try it.

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    I did the installing over the terminal, but after that when I tried to load google earth it went and re-started Ubuntu. What did I do wrong?

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    Does it work now or does it reboot every time you try to run it?

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    It reboots every time, I un installed it.

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    Is there any reason why you didn't install it from the medibuntu repositories?

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    Re: How do you install Bin files?

    I always do bash -x file.bin so I can see what's happening.

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