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does any one know how to install .run files? i downloaded americas army and it is a .run file and i don't know how to install it....
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    installing .run files


    does any one know how to install .run files? i downloaded americas army and it is a .run file and i don't know how to install it.

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    Code:
    sh someFileYouWant.run
    Some programs install to /usr/local/ which means you'll need to be logged in as root user to do it. Unless the game states that it needs root privileges, however, this is not necessary. To log in as root type su followed by your administrator (root) password.
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    log in as root

    change the permissions so that you can exicute it

    open counsle

    do "cd /the/directory/ofthefile"

    do ./thefile.run

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
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    this would be true, but most people dont have the permissions in the first place, not even in root...

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
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    this would be true, but most people dont have the permissions in the first place, not even in root...
    Funny, I've never had that trouble on any of my systems.
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    thanks

    thanks for the help guys!! i tried the

    sh filename.run

    method and it worked fine. i did go into su mode though. again, thanks a lot for the help guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12ctic
    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
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    sh someFileYouWant.run
    this would be true, but most people dont have the permissions in the first place, not even in root...
    that happens when a file is not executable, it can be changed with 'chmod +x filename'

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    uninstalling a .run

    all well and good, but how do i uninstall?
    just delete the directory?

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    Re: uninstalling a .run

    Quote Originally Posted by gub
    all well and good, but how do i uninstall?
    just delete the directory?
    Look inside the directory where it was installed. There should be a script called uninstall. Run it.
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    enter su/location/of/file.run it works for me

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