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Link to this post 05 Sep 10

sorry to be using this thread but can anyone help me?? i just installed linux mint and am having a problem opening executable files; i get an error message. is there a setting i need to change so that i can open these file types. thanks alot. -j.b.

Link to this post 05 Sep 10

Joseph, I'm sorry, but you should really open your own thread. By executables, do you mean windows programs? Because if that's the case, then you cannot run those on linux in a standard fashion.

Link to this post 05 Sep 10

You should install the latest version of wine, right-click on the program, click mark as executable, and run it from there. If that doesn't work, then you should probably open a new thread to discuss further, I think.

Link to this post 06 Sep 10

I separated your post from the other thread and moved it into the desktop software section to properly separate topics.

I agree with Derek, your question does not give us enough information to give you an answer. Are you referring to windows based .exe executable files, unix binary files or unix files such as shell scripts that have the executable permissions set?

Link to this post 01 Nov 10

in linux, executable files end in .deb for debian based distros like ubuntu or mint. Red hat based distros' executable files end in .rpm, such as fedora or red hat itself.

Hope this helps :side:

Link to this post 01 Nov 10

dhi30 wrote:

in linux, executable files end in .deb for debian based distros like ubuntu or mint. Red hat based distros' executable files end in .rpm, such as fedora or red hat itself.

Hope this helps :side:

This is incorrect, the .deb and .rpm files are installation packages for the distros that the above poster gave, which are similar to .msi files in windows.

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