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shababhsiddique
May 11th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Hello
I am a newbie ubuntu user. Can any one help me with installing from .bin extension?

pro003
May 11th, 2009, 02:49 PM
type sudo sh name_of_the_package.bin

shababhsiddique
May 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM
type sudo sh name_of_the_package.bin

Thanks!
Just for curiosity I typed the name of the package only.
i.e
/media/PortableFiles/Download/Softs/jdk-6u13-linux-i586.bin

And it worked! is there any future problem I shall face?

3rdalbum
May 11th, 2009, 02:56 PM
It depends what you are installing. It looks like you've got a binary installer, and the most common thing that's in a binary installer is Google Earth; if you're trying to install Google Earth it's a better idea to add the Medibuntu repository (www.medibuntu.org) and just install Google Earth from there.

If it's something else and it's not available in the repositories, you need to make it executable by root:


sudo chmod u+x name_of_file

And then run it as root (installers need root permission, of course):


sudo su
./name_of_file

Either substitute "name_of_file" for the actual name or path of the file, or drag the file to the terminal and its path will be filled in for you.

shababhsiddique
May 16th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Thanks