Ubuntu: How to install programs downloaded from the internet? [duplicate]


I've downloadad the latest XAMPP file, to install it into Ubuntu 13.04.

After downloading the file, I just can run it.

I've double click it (and I've tried right click and clicking "open", whith the same result).

All the answer I get is this message:

Could not display “xampp-linux-1.8.3-1-installer.run”. There is no application installed for “executable” files. Do you want to search for an application to open this file?

I've tried searching for an application, with no result...

Also, I haven't found any questions related to this issue with the 13.04 Unity version... I've tried this solution, with no result.

Please note that this isn't a Xampp question, the same happened to me when I tried to install Skype.


I've tried this solution:

cd ~/Downloads

chmod +x myfile.run

sudo sh myfile.run

And I've got this error:

Syntax error: "(" unexpected

What should I do? Thanks!


Step 1 Move the .run to your Home folder

Step 2 Right-click on the file and select Properties

Step 3 Under the Permissions tab, tick the checkbox Allow executing file as program. Click Apply.

Step 4 Double click the file to run


Here is how to execute .run or .bin files

Step 1: Open the terminal and execute following command

$chmod +x file_name.run  

Step 2: Execute the file


If you have any trouble or want to do it using GUI instead of terminal see this link

Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
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