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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.

Install Bview

To install a .run file you need to:

  1. make it executable.
  2. 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.

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Enter cd /home/user/Downloads
  3. Enter chmod +x Bview-app.run
  4. Enter ./Bview-app.run –destination /my/path –links-destination /my/path
  5. 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

  1. Enter ./Bview-app.run -h

Run Bview

in /my/path :

  1. Enter bview
  2. 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.)