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Anatelostaxus's avatar

How do I unblock non-executable packages in Ubuntu?

Asked by Anatelostaxus (1423points) November 30th, 2010

Whilst trying to run my newly installed Zune package via Wine I get this:

“Blocked: wine start /unix”
“The file ’/home/(my name)/Downloads/
ZunesetupPkg.exe’ is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.”

Ok, but the problem is, I can’t manage to modify the bloody .exe permissions, even if I do visit the executable bit site.
Help!

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6 Answers

the100thmonkey's avatar

Well, you’ve already installed the Zune software haven’t you?, so running the installer again won’t accomplish much of use.

Browse through your C_Drive folder and locate the .exe of the Zune software itself.

Also, try Gnomad – it might work.

Vincentt's avatar

Right click the ZunesetupPkg.exe file, click Properties. Then, open the Permissions tab on top, and make sure “Allow executing file as program” is checked.

wgallios's avatar

I would definitely try changing its permissions using chmod

chmod 755 ZunsetupPkg.exe

or 777 if all else fails.

and If im not mistaken to install something with wine via command line isn’t it:

wine ZunesetupPkg.exe

Anatelostaxus's avatar

@the100thmonkey No, it doesn’t allow me to install it.
I just tried what @Vincentt said and it did begin, only to interrupt giving me an error message.
How could I install it straight into the CDrive folder? (as I understand it would make things easier).

Vincentt's avatar

The error message would be something unrelated to the executable permissions. (Which I’d do using my method, as @wgallios’ allows everybody to read and write the thing, which may not be desirable. My method should be enough.)

You could post the error message, but by now only people subscribed to this question will see it, while there might be people able to solve it that were turned off by this question.

koanhead's avatar

First, please post the error message that came up when you followed @Vincentt‘s advice.
Second, try ‘sudo chown [your username] ZunesetupPkg.exe’ to ensure that the file is ‘owned’ by you. Then do ‘chmod u+x ZunesetupPkg.exe’ to set the executable bit for the current user only.

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