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Old 12-21-2004, 04:01 PM   #1
uzerfrendly
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Bin


I have been told and seen people refer others to urpmi to help with installations. I can't find the program on my computer though. I am running Mandrakelinux and I can't install anything that isn't an rpm right now. Also will the urpmi program install .bin files? I don't get these things either yet. Also, does anyone here run the Yahoo! instant messanger and know why there isn't a button to goto the chatrooms like there is on the WIndows version or how I can get on the chatrooms? There is a link on the website but I want a stand-alone application the webpage version isn't as good. Appreciate the help in advance.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:09 PM   #2
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You can install .bin files this way. Open a terminal. Use
Code:
cd /directory/of/the/file
chmod +x filename.bin
./filename.bin
chmod +x gives the file the rights to be executable. Be careful with what you make executable and if it's a proper file.

./filename.bin will run the file.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:20 PM   #3
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this is what i am using but its not working.
Code:
cd /home/uzerfrendly chmod +x LimeWireLinux.bin /LimeWIreLinux.bin
i also tried these two variations

Code:
cd /home/uzerfrendly chmod +x LimeWireLinux.bin ./LimeWIreLinux.bin
Code:
cd file:/home/uzerfrendly chmod +x LimeWireLinux.bin /LimeWIreLinux.bin
i am using the Konsole that came with the distro
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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the right way to get into your home directory would be

$cd /home/uzerfrendly
(You may not even need to do this coz usually starting a console session drops you automatically into your home directory)
then to make LimeWire executable, you do
$chmod +x LimeWireLinux.bin

then to start the installation do

$./LimeWireLinux

If you are installing LimeWire on Mandrake or Fedora Core, you may wish to take a look at this thread which has a few instructions I wrote for someone else who was having problems installing LimeWire. Go to post 30.
 
Old 12-22-2004, 10:04 AM   #5
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You do type enter between those commands do you?
 
Old 12-22-2004, 11:11 AM   #6
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If you want to put the commands in one line, divide them using ';' signs, so
Code:
cd /home/uzerfrendly; chmod +x LimeWireLinux.bin; /LimeWIreLinux.bin
 
Old 12-23-2004, 04:23 PM   #7
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Appreciate the help guys. I got the installation part now but it saying I need a java vm or something like that. I thought I already installed java but I am going to investigate and try to figure it out.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 06:13 PM   #8
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Problems with Java are very often connected to PATH (and similar) variables. Check if you have done everything like the installation instruction says.
 
Old 12-25-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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I have followed the installation instructions to the 't'. I have even installed 3 different types, 2 jre I think and then 1 jdk version. I have checked everything out with FireFox like the troubleshoot's I have found says. I'm not sure what you mean with the Path variables so I can't check that. Also I have been trying to download the plugin automatically through the FireFox install option but that doesn't work for anything. I have been trying everything on this site http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.jsp but to no avail. It's quite the predicament. Anyone else have problems with the plugin finder for FireFox or is it just me?
 
Old 12-25-2004, 10:47 PM   #10
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Hello, yeah I had a similar problem with java which took me a little time to sort out, first of all you need to link in Java Virtual Machine under your bash profile file, you will need to find where you have installed a suitable Java Run Time environment, for me it is located in the following directory /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/jre, but this will variey depending on your installation prefernce. Right now for the reference in the .bash_profile file, open a terminal make sure you are in you home directory, if you are not type in

cd ~

This has the effect of navigating the terminal to your home directory

next you will need to open the .bash_profile file (note to insert text use i)

vi .bash_profile

you will see something which looks like this with any luck

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

amend it so it looks something like this (adjusting for your virtual machine location and adding bin onto the end) note that the delimiter between new ones is a : not a ;

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/jre/bin

also if you are using a java development kit you should define the following

JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/
export JAVA_HOME

save the document by pressing the Escape key and typing :wq followed by a carriage return

open another terminal, this is where you will check to see if you changes have taken effect type the following and execute

echo $PATH

this should show the updated PATH, you can now continue to install java enabled applications. Note you might have to restart for the changes to take effect.

For Firefox you have to create a link to the java runtime environment plugin. This is located in the JRE directory normally in a directory called plugin/i386/ns7

You will need to locate where the firefox directory is by going to be, mine is /usr/lib/firefox-1.0, from there you will need to go into the plgins directory and make a link, please not you will need to be either logged in as root, or have used the su command to create the link I typed in the following to create the link.

ln -s /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/jre/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin-oji.so

The firefox java issue is addressed in the FAQ section http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/faq#q2.2 please note the answer didn't quite work for me as it linked a file which made my browser crash all the time, thats why I have adjusted the link location.


I hope this works out for you I know how frustrating it is to get java going.

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