[SATLUG] Package Management

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 08:57:26 CST 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 6:48 PM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:

> Whew, thanks Jeremy. I am unsure on the next step.
> Ok my objective is to install the software for Google Earth for an
> Ubuntu 7.10 install and there are no install instructions on the Google
> DL page.
> I found this brief paragraph here:
> http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2006/06/google_earth_for_linux.html
> .... Install was a breeze, just download the GoogleEarthLinux.bin, chmod
> +x it to make it executable and run it. By default it installs to
> ~/google-earth/ but you have the option to change this during the install.
> So I DLed the .bin file to a temp directory and ran the chmod +x
> GoogleEarthLinux.bin command. since it did not complain I assume the
> command to make the file executable worked. Then it just says run it. I
> had no luck looking for a man page for 'run'

Once its has executable bits you can execute like any other program:


Or is you didn't make it executable you can use sh to run it:

sh GoogleEarthLinux.bin

The .bin and sometimes .run extensions are just wrappers.

Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
Bioinformatics Core Facility
Phone: (210) 567-2672

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