How can I install a file that doesn't even have a file extention? I followed the instructions, but I failed... Also apt doesn't do anything.

Here is the link to the file and the installation process: http://software-dl.ti.com/dsps/dsps_public_sw/sdo_sb/targetcontent/dvsdk/DVSDK_4_00/latest/index_FDS.html

(I'm running the latest Ubuntu)


Assuming you downloaded something like "dvsdk_dm368-evm_4_02_00_06_setuplinux" this is one of the annoying types of installer that is a shell script with the binaries embedded in it (in this case, almost 700M of binaries).

To install, you would do as it says in steps 5.2 and 5.3:

  • chmod +x dvsdk_dm368-evm_4_02_00_06_setuplinux # and then
  • ./dvsdk_dm368-evm_4_02_00_06_setuplinux # to execute the installer.

That is likely to work assuming you have the same environment that they expect with the same version of Ubuntu (which in this case is a 32bit version of Ubuntu 10.04, so the latest is likely too new).

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