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I want to update Acrobat Reader for Firefox, but the download has the .bin extension. How can I install it?

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You should always try to install software from repositories (that is using synaptic/software center) to get security updates, new release,etc much more easily. Please note that you won't get support (from launchpad.net, ubuntuforums.org or other Ubuntu support channels) for applications that aren't installed from official sources. –  papukaija Feb 20 '11 at 21:58

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Go into a terminal and issue the following command in the directory where the bin file is,

chmod a+x name_of_file.bin

Then run it by writing

sudo ./name_of_file.bin
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Hi, I am very illiterate in terminal. I have the bin file in desktop. Please tell me how to execute it. thanks –  Karthick Bala Nov 27 '10 at 5:44
In terminal type cd Desktop and press enter.And then type chmod a+x name_of_file.bin and press enter.Finally type sudo ./name_of_file.bin It will install the bin file. –  karthick87 Nov 27 '10 at 5:47
Karthick,It worked- thanks –  Karthick Bala Nov 27 '10 at 6:17
if you wanted to do this without the terminal you can flip executable bit with right click properties -> permissions -> set executable bit. but run as I don't know how to do without a terminal –  hbdgaf Nov 27 '10 at 8:48
@aking1012 Alt+F2 and gksudo? –  hexafraction Jun 29 '12 at 17:58

Right click and select properties then go to permissions tab and tick allow excecuting.

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Now double click the file and select run .

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So! 1. I changed the "allow exectuing " from properties. 2. used chmod to change permission, currently the permission is -rwxr-xr-x- 3. then i executed using .?filename.bin there is no response after that! what should i do? –  user52677 Mar 30 '12 at 6:16

I want to update the Acrobat reader for firefox.

Adobe Reader is available in the Software Center.

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@karthick I think Clay is not asking a question but rather quoted the question which was asked here and replied on that. lol you didn't notice. –  Gaurav Butola Nov 27 '10 at 12:15
@GauravButola Could we not "lol" at each other? –  hexafraction Jun 29 '12 at 17:59

If your Ubuntu doesn't have following package installed , you will not able to access it.

Follow the steps below..

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
chmod a+x yourfile.bin
sudo ./yourfile.bin
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