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I've been using Linux for about 2 hours, and I have a question. (Please excuse me if it sounds like a stupid question.)
I have downloaded the Java2TM Runtime Environment, v 1.3.1, and in came in bin format. I have no idea how to extract theses fines on linux. I tried a lot of the software that came with RedHat 7.3, but with no success.
I have read some files and other forums, but they haven't helped.
Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
Last edited by julienroger; 08-04-2004 at 05:27 AM.
Open up a terminal, then type chmod a+x j2re-1_3_1-linux-i386-rpm.bin; ./j2re-1_3_1-linux-i386-rpm.bin note please use the name of your bin file if different from this one
Next go superuser like su -, then your superuser password,
Next type -c "rpm -Uvh jre-1.3.1.i386.rpm. Of course this only works if you are using a distro with needs for rpms
Ok, great thanks a real ninja, and everyone else who helped, I got it extracted. But I'm not sure if I did it right. I still can't use 'Java' as a command. A programme I am trying to install (Limewire) requires that I type the command 'java -jar LimeWire.jar'.