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i downloaded several .bin files for programs i wanted to install....i built them in the console using the sh ./filename.bin command, n the rpms were created fine....however, i cant figure ...
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    Installing an Application


    i downloaded several .bin files for programs i wanted to install....i built them in the console using the sh ./filename.bin command, n the rpms were created fine....however, i cant figure out how 2 install the app now that i hav the rpm....wen i double-clicked it GNOME jus sed:

    There is no action associated with "filename.rpm".
    You can configure GNOME to associate applications with file types. Do you want to associate an application with this file type now?

    how do i install these apps?

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    i finally figured out to use the rpm -i filename.rpm command, but i got this error message:

    error: can't create transaction lock

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    If the programs are .bin maybe you need to give a chmod +x to the program and run ./program.bin
    Try that way.

    Peace

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    everything you want to install ,firstly you should check the permissions you have on it.if you don't have execute permission you can't install it(check it with ls -l command)...
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    usually only the root can install new software system-wide, so perhaps isn't the source of you problem?

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    im in the same boat as this guy... =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBeast628
    i finally figured out to use the rpm -i filename.rpm command, but i got this error message:

    error: can't create transaction lock
    you MUST be root to install software in linux.

    You can run "su" to switch from a normal user to the root user in a shell session.

    Jason

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