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Old 02-23-2001, 05:39 PM   #1
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I just switched my os from windows to linux. I also just downloaded the jdk1.3 (java development kit from sun). I thought I was downloading a .rpm file, but when I received the download it ended in .rpm.bin What is a .bin file?? and how do I extract the .rpm file from it?

Thanks for any help
 
Old 02-23-2001, 10:59 PM   #2
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Well, .bin files are like .exe files in Windows. Most of the software from sun is made to be an easy install. Try the sun site here for installation instructions.

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.3/install-linux-sdk.html

Good luck.
 
Old 02-24-2001, 09:54 PM   #3
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I recently downloaded the jdk 1.3 for linux and I also had the bin..bin file. They said it was a self executable binary, but it turned out that the file was just a tar archive. (let me double check) yes... I just ran tar -xvf j2sdk*.bin and the files spewed out. works great.

I always run tar -tf whaterver.tar before extracting, just to be sure about directory structure.
 
  


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