Conventions? choice of install directory?
tchize at myrealbox.com
Fri Nov 24 11:07:19 UTC 2006
Did you check that /RealPlayer10GOLD.bin has the execute flag set?
chmod u+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
To the contrary of windows, the fact a file can be executed or not does
not depend on it's extension but on it being flagged as executable. When
you download files from the net, they are saved without execution flag.
delbd at cal-12:/tmp/example$ chmod u+x executable
delbd at cal-12:/tmp/example$ ls -l
-rwxr--r-- 1 delbd delbd 0 Nov 24 12:05 executable
-rw-r--r-- 1 delbd delbd 0 Nov 24 12:05 notexecutable
Trevor Nye a écrit :
> I have tried to download and install the RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
> root at Ubuntu-64:/home/trevor# ls
> Desktop Examples key.gpg.asc music RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
> root at Ubuntu-64:/home/trevor# ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
> bash: ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin: No such file or directory
> Being a noooob I am I know missing something simple but I am getting a
> headache now
> Sorry for this being so basic, I am running 6.10 64 bit.
> I love Ubuntu it knocks the s**t out of Vista 64.
> On Fri, 2006-11-24 at 09:34 +0000, ac wrote:
>> After downloading something like realplayer 10 binary (note1), into an
>> initial download directory, I can run it either as user or with sudo.
>> As user, I think I have to install it into a location in the home/user
>> directories where user has write permissions, but with sudo presumably
>> I can choose an install directory anywhere (?)
>> As it happens, using sudo, I chose to install
>> into/home/user/realplayer which worked fine.
>> However, during the installation process the sequence asked me
>> if I wanted system wide symbolic links (I chose this)(note2) and asked me
>> where it should put the symbolic links, suggesting /usr which I
>> I am not very clear about the exact significance of these links, or
>> maybe links in general, but is there a more conventional or a more
>> elegant place for the installation directory, other than my present
>> choice of /home/user/realplayer?
>> I do not really want to have an application in the user directory even
>> if it is owned by root. Should I have asked for the installation
>> directory to be in the /usr directory to start with?
>> note 2:
>> this seems to correctly enter real player into such things as the menu
>> system, which I prefer.
>> (I am using Kubuntu, if it makes any difference)
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