[racket] Installing

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Fri Sep 2 15:04:40 EDT 2011

On Sep 2, 2011, at 11:59 AM, Vincent St-Amour wrote:

> .sh files are shell scripts, you typically run them at the command
> line.
> To install Racket using a shell script installer:
> - open a terminal
> - type "sh <path-to-the-.sh-installer>", using the right path to the
>  installer (where you downloaded it) and press enter.
> - Follow the instructions.

Also keep in mind that if you want to install it in a public location, you'll need to have the right privileges.  This often involves running the installer as root, e.g.:

sudo sh <path-to-the-.sh-installer>

John Clements

> Vincent
> At Thu, 1 Sep 2011 15:16:03 +0200,
> Susanna Trollvad wrote:
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>> I have downloaded the file for linux (ubuntu) and I'm not sure what to do
>> next. I have no idea what format .sh is or how to use it.
>> When I simply click on the downloaded file the computer tries opening it in
>> a text editor, but fails, and writes the message
>> "gedit has not been able to detect the character encoding.
>> Please check that you are not trying to open a binary file.
>> Select a character encoding from the menu and try again."
>> I have tried choosing both of the "character encodings" from the menu but
>> none of them work.
>> What do I need to do to get the program up and running?
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