Which directory to install software from .run file?

Asked by Ethylene Glycol on 2020-01-07

I am trying to install the computer algebra system Maple on my Ubuntu computer. Maple does not have a package in the repository and so cannot be installed by something like sudo apt install maple. Instead, Maple provides a file Maple2019.2LinuxX64Installer.run. When I run this I am asked by the program
Choose Install Folder
Please specify the directory where Maple will be installed.

I have never installed software in Ubuntu from a .run file before. Where should I install it?

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cd ~?Downloads
chmod +x Maple2019.2LinuxX64Installer.run
sudo ./Maple2019.2LinuxX64Installer.run

Should do it. I assume the file is in your downloads folder.

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