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Old 08-30-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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installing .bin files


hi,

how would i install .bin files in mandrake 10.1 official? I tried chmod +x filename then ./filname.bin.....but it gives me errors..

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what errors?...
 
Old 08-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #3
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Initializing InstallShield Wizard........
./jdk-1_5_0_07-nb-5_0-linux-ml.bin: line 189: bc: command not found
./jdk-1_5_0_07-nb-5_0-linux-ml.bin: line 404: [: : integer expression expected
 
Old 08-30-2006, 03:47 PM   #4
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Looks to me like you don't have bc installed.

From the bc manpage:
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bc - An arbitrary precision calculator language
Try installing bc for your disto, and see if it works after that. It seems the .bin file needs it to calculate some value or other.
 
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thanks alot that worked
 
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no worries
 
Old 08-30-2006, 04:15 PM   #7
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hi,

i got one more question regarding this

how would i find the application i just installed, because it is not in taskbar..........would i be able to make a short cut of it in desktop.

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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assuming the application is called jdk, typing
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which jdk
into a terminal should show you where the binary file is located. once you've found it, it should be a trivial matter to make a shortcut to that on your desktop. depending on what you're using (gnome, kde, fluxbox etc) there'll be a slightly different way of doing it, but it's generally something along the lines of right click on the desktop, click create new shortcut, then in the path section of the new window, stick in the output of the "which" command above. give it a pretty icon, and you're away.
 
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it gives me this:

which: no netbeans in (/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/lib/jdk-1.5.0.3/jre/bin)
 
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i assume you're installing the sun J2SE Development Kit? which it seems comes with something called netbeans... i don't really know what to suggest now. you could do a find on your root directory to see where anything called netbeans or *etbea* is:
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find / -iname "*etbea*"
that should find anything with the centre section of netbeans in it. that might turn up a lot of results, so you might have to sift through them to see if anything seems likely to be the candidate for the binary. sorry i couldn't be more help!
 
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you have been more then helpful. thanks alot
 
  


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