Ubuntu: Binary file wont run. How do I install it? [duplicate]


I downloaded the 2.70 release of blender from the blender website (blender.org) and extracted the file to /home. The instructions in the readme say that I need to simply run the executable binary. However when I attempt to open the file nothing happens. I opened a bash and made the file executable, still no dice.

what am I doing wrong here? the terminal just tells me that it cannot execute the binary file...

I do not want the build available from the software center as it is v2.62. I already have this installed and am trying to install the 2.7 build available from the website

Output from the console

cromwell@Terminal:~$ sudo chmod +x /home/cromwell/blender-2.70-linux-glibc211-x86_64/blender  [sudo] password for cromwell:   cromwell@Terminal:~$ sudo /home/cromwell/blender-2.70-linux-glibc211-x86_64/blender  /home/cromwell/blender-2.70-linux-glibc211-x86_64/blender: 2: /home/cromwell/blender-2.70-linux-glibc211-x86_64/blender: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted string  cromwell@Terminal:~$   

cromwell@Terminal:/$ ls /home/cromwell/blender-2.70-linux-glibc211-x86_64  2.70                    GPL3-license.txt       LICENSE-bmonofont-i18n.ttf.txt  blender                 GPL-license.txt        LICENSE-droidsans.ttf.txt  blenderplayer           icons                  Python-license.txt  blender-softwaregl      jemalloc-license.txt   readme.html  blender-thumbnailer.py  lib  copyright.txt           LICENSE-bfont.ttf.txt  


For whatever reason (Hopefully someone will be kind enough to explain) the following post helped me to fix my problem and i am now running blender 2.70 =)

it was the first post that did it for me

How do I install and keep updated with the most recent versions of Blender on Ubuntu?


First make the binary file executable,

sudo chmod +x /path/to/the/binary/file  

Then run the binary file,

sudo ./binary-file-name           # Before running this command, you have to cding into the directory where the binary file is placed.  

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