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Old 09-27-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
EECGeek
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Installing a .bin file


First off I'm a big newbie.

I'm trying to install Java2 Runtime Environment, but basically trying to learn how to install programs.

At java's url it explains to use the self extracting file execute "chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_01-linux-i586.bin" in the directory where the file is. I assume this is from the run program, when I do I get a file not found error.

What am I doing wrong?

Thx
Greg
 
Old 09-27-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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Make sure you are in the same directory as the file before you chmod it.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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I was in that directory.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:10 PM   #4
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While in that directory run:
ls -l

And post the output.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 12:55 PM   #5
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lol.... I just can't type, but thx to "david_ross" I figured out that I typed the wrong file name.

Thx David
Greg
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:55 PM   #6
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A linux tip: Type the first few letters of a filename and then hit the TAB key.....Linux will fill in the rest if it is unique, and fill in up to a decision point if it isn't.


I think autocomplete is probably the thing I miss most when I'm working in that "other" OS.
 
Old 09-28-2003, 09:39 AM   #7
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Thaks for the info.

Greg
 
  


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