# Installing 2.77 for LInux

I just download the 2.77 tarball for Linux but I don't see a way to install the program. I can navigate to the extracted directory and run Blender via ./blender or ./blender-softwaregl but I don't see an install script. Am I missing something?

• You needn't install it. Just run it from where you extracted it. If you want to run it by typing blender from anywhere, include the directory in the PATH environment variable. – user27640 Sep 11 '16 at 17:13

• @user344658 I'd go with /usr/local, as any bin should be reserved for actual executables. Coming from multiuser environments, I tend to avoid /home for these things. Whether you symlink the blender executable to /usr/local/bin or append to the PATH variable, as I suggested, is merely a matter of taste. – user27640 Sep 11 '16 at 17:53