Bview on Linux
Bview like all the Bsuite, have .run installers. (.run files are auto-extractable archives that create self contained directory to install the program)
Bview installer supports terminal method only. It doesn’t support installing .run files from the graphical interface.
To install a .run file you need to:
- make it executable.
- execute it.
Assume the file is called Bview-app.run and is in the folder /home/user/Downloads.
The following steps are going to install Bview in /my/path and create links to the binaries in /my/path too . You will need to modify these instructions to fit your situation.
- Open a terminal.
- Enter cd /home/user/Downloads
- Enter chmod +x Bview-app.run
- Enter ./Bview-app.run –destination /my/path –links-destination /my/path
- If step 4 fails with a message including ‘permission denied’, try entering sudo ./Bview-app.run (you will need to enter your password for this).
In /my/path, a directory (release-Bview-15.1.xxx) is created with binaries (release-Bview-15.1.xxx/Contents/bin/) and resources files (release-Bview-15.1.xxx/Contents/doc). To facilitate the access to the binaries ( “bview”, “batch_bview” ), symbolic links are created (in /my/path)
For more help please refer to the installer help
- Enter ./Bview-app.run -h
in /my/path :
- Enter bview
- If you don’t use –links-destination in step4, go to the directory release-Bview-15.1.xxx/Contents/bin/ and Enter bview. (you can also use ./release-Bview-15.1.xxx/setup.sh to create or remove symbolic links to binaries afterwards.)