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Old 07-18-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
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convert from jre-...-rpm.bin into jre-...rpm

Ok...i do not excel with linux so i gotta ask a few questions...i use linux suse 9.3 pro and i was trying to install jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin but i don't know how to convert/transform the file from a .bin into a rpm executable [to be installed with Yast]...
the file was downloaded from sun java official site.

they do give some info there but it appears it doesn't work for me...can you peps help?
Old 07-18-2005, 07:25 PM   #2
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I expect it's just a case of running it.
Go to the directory where you downloaded the .bin file to and do:

chmod +x jre..(etc)...rpm.bin
I'm guessing that will create an RPM file in that directory for you. Though I could be wrong. If it does, then the quick way to install that is just to do:
rpm -i jre...etc...rpm
obviously replacing my filename with the actual name of the file (usually you can just start typing it and press TAB to autocomplete it)

Old 07-18-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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If you have the full version of SuSe 9.3 java 1.5 can be installed from the dvd/cd's you have, otherwise I'd imagine follow the instructions on Sun's site.

Never installed java that way but I'd imagine as root:

chmod +x java-blah...blah


rpm -U java-blah-blah.rpm
Old 07-18-2005, 07:34 PM   #4
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go here
and search for the java rpm for Suse

I think this might be what you are after
but I suggest you do your own search
to make sure
it will be a fairly big file

I'm not sure how you install rpms with Suse
but you probably use yast
with mandrake I download the file to a folder
and add that folder to my Mandrake media manager
Suse might do something similar

hope this helps


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