file Bin executable

Asked by ninoskiz on 2008-03-20

Bin executable files are run not! I downloaded google hearth and the executable is not launched!

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This question was originally filed as bug #204273.

Jorge Castro (jorge) said : #1

This is expected behavior, so converting to a question. To make the file executable run "chmod +x filename.bin" and then execute it.

Jim Hutchinson (jphutch) said : #2

If you are using gutsy or hardy, a better approach to installing google earth would be to just open a terminal (apps-accessories) and typing

sudo apt-get install googleearth

You can also add the medibuntu repository and install it. I'm not sure if one or there other would result in a newer version. My guess is medibuntu might be newer but I haven't checked.

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