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gosling1
June 21st, 2012, 05:41 PM
Ubuntu 12.04

I've downloaded a file:

PolarView-1.9.tar.gz
Unzipped it to:

'bin' folder

that opens to:

help
tides
tz
libcairo.so.w
libpixman-1.so.0
pv-icon,png
polarview
polarView.bin

I want to install this program but haven't the slightest idea how to accomplish this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike Robinson

coffeecat
June 21st, 2012, 05:54 PM
You don't install it in the conventional way. You simply run the .bin file. Open a terminal and cd to the bin folder, then:


./PolarView.bin

EDIT: note the capitalisation. It's "PolarView.bin", not "polarView.bin" as you typed it. Linux is case sensitive and you'll simply get an error if you get the filename wrong.

flemur13013
June 21st, 2012, 05:56 PM
"Linux Installation Instructions":

http://polarnavy.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/linux-installation-instructions/

It sounds like to need to add a couple of other things before running.

coffeecat
June 21st, 2012, 06:02 PM
Yep - that's certainly tidier, copying it to /opt, but that still tells you to simply run the PolarView binary once you've done so. It works wherever you put it.

gosling1
June 22nd, 2012, 01:12 PM
Thanks to all for the information. I hope that I'll be able to deal with this now.

Kindest regards,

MikeR