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    install Q


    I'm trying to install a game and the file has the following ending .bz2.run anyone that knows what I need or get it running ??

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    hmmm... I'm wondering if it's not actually .run.bz2? That's a little more standard. If it is, then run the following commands

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    tar -jxvf filename.run.bz2
    cd /directoty/where/file/was/unzipped
    chmod u+x filename.run
    ./filename.run
    What this does is unzip the file, make that file executable, then executes the file.

    If the file really is called .bz2.run, then you should be able to skip steps one and two.
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    it is .bz2.run
    that chmod command line - please specify?? you+x?
    when I try ./filename.bz2.run i get permission denied.

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    you +x


    you is your user name, i.e. if you username is hamish then

    hamish +x
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    Somethings wrong, when you type the letter [u], it is replaced with you.
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    Ok it works as SU..
    Thanks..

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    okay, the syntax is

    chmod [the letter :_u_:]+x filename

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    SOLUTION:

    First find out what type of file it is

    $ file privateer1.0.bz2.run
    privateer1.0.bz2.run: Bourne shell script text executable

    This will tell you what type of file it is and hence how to use it. In this case, you use bash.
    Then chmod it to make it executable

    $ chmod u+x privateer1.0.bz2.run
    $ ls -l
    total 184992
    -rw-r--r-x 1 gsolrac gsolrac 189238001 Mar 7 22:35 privateer1.0.bz2.run

    Now run it using bash:

    $ /bin/bash ./privateer1.0.bz2.run
    Verifying archive integrity... All good.
    Uncompressing Privateer Remake 1.0 - Base......

    Hope this helps.

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