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This may be the stupidest question , but
I know how to "install" from repostory and run the app
I know how to download Windows app (x.exe) and make it "run" it in Linux under Wine.
I know how to extract etc...
I know how to use "installer" when available.

I do not know how to run an application which does not tell me which file is executable
and reside under what folder /bin (?)
best guess ?
 


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I am a newbie as I am learning Linux as well, but from what I learned is that in Linux, as you mention there is no .exe where its clear that it is the file that you can double click to install something.

In Linux, a lot of files can be executed, but these files are different. For example, you can run the "file" command to identify the type of file it is:

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file /usr/bin/zip
/usr/bin/zip: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2, BuildID[sha1]=23828e8aed39c7700a8c7bee9c8e996a8a9dea55, for GNU/Linux 3.2.0, stripped

Just keep in mind that in Linux, a file name or extension of a file doesn't necessarily relate to an executable file per se, many files can be executed.
 

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It would help to know which application you are talking about?
 
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It would help to know which application you are talking about?
I have downloaded EAGLE installer.
The instruction say to
"right click on downloaded (compressed - zip ) file and run some ubuntu app manager ( do not quote me on the name of it ) .
That manger ask where to extact the zip file.
After extraction is done I am asked to "open the files"
I open the folder and get several subfolders and ONE file name "Eagle" .
So far no "Eagle installer" .
So I clicks on "Eagle " and absolutely nothing happens.
There is no "open" or change property to "run" - this is all on Ubuntu - no Windws.

I am temptedd to downlaod EAGLE for Windows - maybe that will work via Wine
 

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Does this help in any way: https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/how-to-install-autodesk-eagle-on-windows-mac-and-linux/

Basically it looks like you need to extract EAGLE like you did, and then open the folder in terminal and run:

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./eagle run

EDIT: Just tested this in a Mint 20 VM, seems to work. I dont have an account so I didnt try signing in, but if this is the app you're referring to, seems to work on my side.

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Look for the files like 'readme.md' or the likes, obviously after extraction. Then read that. It's also often on the project/software co.'s pages. When extracting, it's easiest to extract all the files into a dedicated directory. Otherwise it's a giant mess mixed with other files that just are clutter at that point.

There's no consistent way that's universal. Different software will have different installation methods. It's a Linux thing.
 
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Look for the files like 'readme.md' or the likes, obviously after extraction. Then read that. It's also often on the project/software co.'s pages. When extracting, it's easiest to extract all the files into a dedicated directory. Otherwise it's a giant mess mixed with other files that just are clutter at that point.

There's no consistent way that's universal. Different software will have different installation methods. It's a Linux thing.
Yes, I do always extract to dedicated folder .

I have two issues here - I have used "installer" on other apps and in this case there is no installer.
I am really not interested finding out which link in the chain is not working.

I usually post specifics, when I can, and in this case I wanted to confirm if it works for somebody else - so far it was not really successfully answered.

Now since ubuntu pretends it was installed as Windows app , but it won;t run under Wine - again I am not intersted finding out which part does not work ( I suspect Ubuntu) - and I am not going to ask if somebody tryied to make it work that way - since I did not get much help in Linux case.
 
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