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Old 03-26-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Question installing downloaded application software


I downloaded the LINUX Netbeans & Java J2SE install bundle from Sun Microsystems. The downloaded file went to my desktop. When I try to install it, I get a message to rename the file, or try to open it with some application. It is not clear what I am suppose to do.

My question: How do I install downloaded LINUX programs. I am using Fedora LINUX which sees my downloaded file as a security risk. The file came from Sun Microsystems and I trust it.

Old 03-26-2006, 07:31 PM   #2
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Fedora has RPM, which is a package manager allowing you to install .rpm packages. The site provides an .rpm and a .bin (one is an RPM package, the other a generic binary.)
Explaining how to install it would be redundant, since the site provides nice installation instructions (check for these first before asking!)
Old 03-26-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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For starters, you need to post the exact error message. I'm a long way from Memphis and my mind reading cap doesn't have a range anything like that...

Secondly, while you can install applications like that in linux it's generally best to leave it as a last resort. Use the package manager that comes with your distro is a much more sensible idea and one I'd like to recommend right now. Fedora uses Yum I believe, so look for that in your menu and use it to install Java and Netbeans, I'd imagine they'd both be in a repo somewhere but the beauty of a package manager is it's then not up to you to find where to download it from, it handles that for you.
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The installation instructions are also on the same site you got the package from:


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