How do I install a bin file?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri May 30 04:36:06 UTC 2008

David Fox wrote:
> I still can't figure why I need to run it sudo, but it works that way.
> Go figure.

Probably because you once started it using sudo - for graphical programs 
you should use gksu (Gnome) or kdesu (KDE). Now one of the googleearth 
files is owned by root and you may not write to it as a user. If you use 
the command

sudo chown -R $USER: $HOME

you will be owner of all files in your home directory. That will probably 
fix your problem.


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