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download the file

 

GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

once dowloaded make the file (bin) executable

 

chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

now 'run' the file

 

sh ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

that's it

 

more detailed instructions here including screenshots of same in SLED10

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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download the file

 

GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

once dowloaded make the file (bin) executable

 

chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

now 'run' the file

 

sh ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

 

that's it

 

more detailed instructions here including screenshots of same in SLED10

 

cheers

 

anyweb

Mr Nobby, (Brian)

Very Many Thanks its up and running, no more head aches.

 

Mr Nobby

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When we talk about making the file executable, as in the case of GoogleEarth.bin, do we do so so that user can install it? I've installed it without the chmod + x step, but that was as root. Further, if we do make it executable, am I correct in assuming that it needs to be done by root?

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do it as normal user eg: anyweb

 

don't do it as root, only do actions as root when a tutorial or howto specifically says to do it

 

otherwise you will comprimise security,

 

in addition if you install the program as root then root owns it, and the 'user' will be denied acess to it more than likely

 

cheers

anyweb

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