The CDF Player installer for Linux is a bash script that is run in the Linux terminal. If you are not familiar with the terminal, please read a brief guide on how to use the terminal. The setup is an easy-to-follow dialog.
- Quit any previous installation of Wolfram products running on your machine.
- Open a terminal and change the directory to where the installer is located. For example, if the installer is located on your desktop, run:
This changes the directory to your desktop. If you wish to verify that the installer file is in your desktop, use the command
- The installer needs administrative privileges to run. Use the command
sudoto run the installer script.
sudoasks you to enter the administrative password on the machine. After providing the administrative password, the installer starts.
- The first step in the installer prompts you to enter an installation directory. Press Enter to install CDF Player to the default directory.
Otherwise, if you know where you want to install the software, type the full file path to your desired installation directory and press Enter.
The installer then copies the files to the installation directory.
- After the files are copied, you are prompted to type where you want to place the executables. To place them in the default directory, press Enter.
Otherwise, if you want to place them elsewhere, type in the full file path and then press Enter.
The installer then copies the executables to the desired directory.
The installation is now complete. You can start CDF Player by running
WolframCDFPlayer from inside your terminal.