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After extracting a .tar file I get a .bin file. What should I do with this...

Posted on 2006-11-20
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The .bin file seems to give me install options, but does not actually appear to install anything on the Linux box, but it does reduce the available disk space. Any suggestions on where  I should be looking for this installation. We are using Fedora Linux Core 5.

Thanks as always for any help.
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Question by:webprouk
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by:apsivam
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what bin file is that or what are you trying to install anyway?
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Is the bin file executable?  Check this link for example on how to chmod on the file: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=381130

Here's another posting:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-newbie/7296-i-need-help-installing-bin-files.html
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chmod +x yourfile.bin
./yourfile.bin
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by:Tintin
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The .bin file is probably a compressed self extracting archive.  Just run it as alextoft has specified.

Do you have any idea what you are installing?  I wouldn't just blindly install something I didn't know what it was.
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