Questions involving binary file format, like the executables among others.

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why Ubuntu 15.04 is using old binaries? [duplicate]

I just noticed that Ubuntu 15.04 is using bsd version of column command and its very old i.e. its from 2004. But on arch linux the column command is of util-linux is updated on 2014. So I have two ...
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Esterel Compiling in Ubuntu 64 bit

The latest version of esterel is available only in 32 bit. Installed it in 64 bit ubuntu. When compiling esterl to C. I haven't get any errors. esterel -simul foo.strl cc -c foo.c While running: ...
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freeplane starts only from terminal, not from GUI

The title explains pretty much all I know about the problem. Basically, when I click on the freeplane desktop icon or if I double click on a freeplane file, nothing happens. Instead, launching it ...
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Do pre-compiled files of an application contain all the necessary dependencies needed to it?

Example: Downloaded Intellij IDEA IDE's tar.gz file. All I had to do was ./idea.sh after extracting the files to run the program--no installation was done. Do the pre-compiled files require any ...
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Execute binary inside symbolic link

I'm trying to execute a binary installer inside a folder, that is a Symbolic Link to another partition. The partition is a LVM logical volume, mapped through /etc/fstab like: ...
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Uninstall google earth pro

I installed google earth pro because google was giving away free keys, I installed it with a bin file and I can't use it or uninstall it :\ This is a portion of the files discovered when typing ...
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Can ghex show raw hex bytes on /dev/sdb?

I wanted to look into raw bytes in my /dev/sdb, so I called the ghex like this: sudo ghex /dev/sdb& and got an empty window plus errors in the command line window: (ghex:4871): Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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SPSS 21 on ubuntu 14.04 keeps freezing

So, after a lot of hazzle with 32-bit libraries .bin files etc. I finally managed to get SPSS 21 running on my ubuntu. But the thing keeps freezing after a while of use (doesn't force quit or ...
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Checksum of system binaries changed

This morning I received several OSSEC notifications about changed integrity checksums. Affected files are /bin/mv, /bin/dir, /bin/pwd, /bin/chrgrp and about 50 similar binaries from /bin and /usr/bin. ...
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System cannot run binary file - “no such file or directory”

My problem is that my Ubuntu 14.04 can't run executable files even if they exist. I have arm-none-eabi toolchain downloaded and I wanted to run some executable files with ./ but terminal says "no such ...
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Can an sh (or index file) be used in CCC profiles instead of the binary?

I am trying to set custom graphical options in AMD Catalyst Control Center for a specific program. There is a single sh file that launches it but there are 4 completely different binaries (not ...
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Where is the main Firefox binary?

I want to optimize my graphical experience with multiple plug-ins on Firefox (Specifically CFX) but for that to work, I need to specify the binary of Firefox so that the driver could force the ...
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Explain ubuntu “built on x.y.z” OS dependencies to me

When a program is "built on Ubuntu 12.04.5" - what happens to that program when the underlying OS is upgraded ? Here's an example : WKHTMLTOPDF has pre-built versions for Ubuntu 12.04.5 and Ubuntu ...
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Running Questasim in Ubuntu

I tried to install Questasim 10.2 in Ubuntu 14.4 32 bit.Everything was ok.But when I tried to run the Questasim it is showing an error bash: ./vsim: cannot execute binary file: Exec format error ...
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how to make a static binary of coreutils?

I'm trying to make a static binary of rm, so I tried compiling coreutils with configure; make SHARED=0 CC='gcc -static'; make install but I keep running into errors. First make complains about ...
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How to get the list of binutils available in my system?

I want to know the list of binary tools available in my system.where are these binutils located?
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Cannot execute binary file

I am new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install Popcorn Time. I downloaded 32 bit version and tried to install it but that's where the problem started showing. I double clicked the executable file and ...
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Include Binary Files in DEB package

I need to build a DEB package from mainly Node.js Javascript files, but it should include some binary files as well. They are listed inside debian/source/include-binaries. Otherwise I get the error ...
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What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?

What is the difference between an NVIDIA legacy binary proprietary driver and a binary only proprietary driver?
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Understand format of the parameters in binary file [closed]

I have a binary file which in it there are some parameters stored as binary, for example : x , y , z , u ,p1 , p2 ,.. up to 12 parameters. I used "Ghex" to show it, Ghex shows some hexadecimal ...
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/usr/bin/file from Ubuntu 32-bit ARM

I want "file" binary which is usually located at /usr/bin/ . I want it from 32-bit ARM. I got only 64-bit ubuntu installed on my computer. Can someone please upload me that binary? thanks in advance ...
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Which is the location of “file” command?

When we check the file type, we use file command to do it. I guess that file command is a binary. So, I look in bin folder for it, which I didn't find. The question is if it's a binary, where is that ...
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should I move /bin and /lib folders that's inside a program to /usr/local/?

I've downloaded intellij idea IDE from their website. I've putted it inside /usr/local/bin and then configured my PATH var and the program work correctly. the program folder has these two folders ...
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How do I start the game Quintet?

I downloaded the linux version of the game Quintet on a machine with Ubuntu 13.10, but now I don't know how to start the program. The main file is simply named Quintet.x86. Double clicking does ...
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What is the easiest way to remake the deleted binary file of package?

I just went through this question and was wondering whether there was a better way to re-create the binary of an installed package, which got deleted somehow. I know I can reinstall the application, ...
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What is defference between binary and source file?

I want to install special software on Ubuntu. In it's installation guide has been mentioned I must seperate binary and source files from each other. What does it mean? How can I do that? I should ...
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Launch Sublime Text 2 from terminal [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu and is trying to configure my environment so i can launch Sublime Text 2 directly from the terminal. I followed the solution on this post but no luck so far. These are steps I did ...
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How can I install gem5?

I was helping my friend installing gem5 simulator on Linux for thesis work. I know Linux a little bit. Somehow I managed to install that simulator on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but when I tried to ...
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indicator-messages binary location

Where is the indicator-messages binary located or from which package is the binary for the Indicator where Evolution and Empathy messages are shown? dpkg -L indicator-messages | grep bin shows me ...
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using Geany IDE on Ubuntu

I am new to Linux, I would like to try image processing using C. I am planning to use Geany. My questions are: Can Geany compile these programs? Can I convert the same to a binary file to load it ...
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Where to install a program? [duplicate]

I want to download and run this, http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html But I'm not 100% sure where to run it from. I've downloaded it to my DOWNLOADS folder in my home directly but I've ...
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Package Repository for ARM32

Is there a repository of .deb packages for 32-bit ARM architecture. I'm having issues compiling several gnome packages and I'd rather acquire the binaries directly.
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ATI Raedon 68e1 Binary drivers not working in Ubuntu 10.04

I was using the amdcccle to set the graphical settings provided by the ATI graphics card, both fglrx and fglrx-amdcccle was installed by default. Then I followed the ubuntu community i.e ...
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Ubuntu Touch extracting binary blob files

I'm trying to port Ubuntu Touch for the i9001i (S plus) and I need the binary blob files from the cyanogenmod. Is there a way to get these files without flashing a cyanogenmod rom to my S plus device? ...
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Geany / Gedit: hex editor plugin

Are there any plugins for Geany / Gedit to support reading binary/hex files?
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Feasibility of Static Binaries

I am trying to figure out the implications of a distribution where static binaries are preferred over shared ones. For that purpose, I put together a small Scala shell script that 1) traverses /bin, ...
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What guarantees does Ubuntu provide concerning binary compatibility across releases?

I know generally the answer is "use a PPA", but separate from this... What is the Ubuntu policy on compatibility across versions of Ubuntu for a given architecture? For example, if a binary in a ...
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Cannot run a linux binary

I was trying to run a linux binary from this site: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~vgg/research/affine/descriptors.html#binaries specifically, the "compute_descriptors.ln" However, the terminal only ...
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Do dconf use EXI binary XML?

A question came to my mind reading an answer to the question What are the differences between gconf and dconf?. In an reply to the above question, Oli said: Binary read access is far faster than ...
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Where to place local executables

Where is the correct place to store user-local executable files? echo $PATH gives /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games It doesn't include eg. $HOME/bin Would ...
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Bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file

I couldn't execute a fortran compiled code in ubuntu 11.10 32 bit. Error message is bash: ./filename : Cannot execute binary file. I've installed the gcc and gfortran libraries too. Could anyone ...
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How to force the installation of a modified .bin file?

I modified a .bin file for the software ELAN so the path to one of my libraries is correct (after installation, ELAN can't find the library because the path is not right). So I used Emacs to correct ...
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How can I ensure that my custom written C application runs at startup?

I have written a command line C application that I need to run every time the system starts up. How would I go about doing this? I have seen other questions and answers that show ways to do this for ...
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What software can display raw bitmaps on Linux?

I have a raw file but I don't know the pixel format or the width of the image. I need a tool that can quickly display the data and allow me to try different formats easily. An example of such a tool ...
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Cannot install MPLAB IDE X from the terminal - silently exits

I have a file, and terminal won't run it. I don't understand why. There are a number of files in directory, but the binaries are the only ones that fail. help? I use this program for my work, and ...
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Multi-Architectures and Their Binaries

Why is there a /usr/lib and a /usr/lib32 directory but only a /usr/bin and no /usr/bin32 directory on a AMD64 64-bit-install of Ubuntu? If or when Debian/Ubuntu start supporting ...
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Is there any setup option to use binary prefixes [closed]

It would be better to see file sizes in binary units (i.e.: MiB) for my job everywhere in Ubuntu (at least Gnome would be perfect.) So my question: Is there any global setup option to use binary ...
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Global Installation of Composer (manual)

I followed composer manual (global installation of composer (manual)) to install composer on Ubuntu. $ ll /usr/local/bin/ total 4760 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2012-03-29 08:29 ./ drwxr-xr-x 10 ...
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What is ~/.face (binary)?

I just noticed this file, .face, in my home directory: -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14747 2012-01-07 01:35 .face Never seen it or heard of it before, and google doesn't seem to know either. ...
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How to watch movies compressed into .bin and .cue?

I have had some old VHS digitalized into DVD and used Window's PowerISO software to back them up in my external hdd. The I've got 4 videos that I want to run on Ubuntu 11.10: A.bin B.bin C.bin ...