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Old 06-21-2009, 04:31 AM   #1
nishant.4545
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running .rpm files in ubuntu


I use ubuntu 8.10. Recently I downloaded java for linux in .bin format. After extracting that .bin file several .rpm files came up. How to install those .rpm files in ubuntu?
 
Old 06-21-2009, 04:45 AM   #2
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It would be easier to install java using your package manager. RPM files are not for Ubuntu.

Either "aptitude search java" (at the command line) or load up the Synaptic Package Manager through "System, Administration" and use that to search and install.
 
Old 06-21-2009, 05:03 AM   #3
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It would be easier to install java using your package manager. RPM files are not for Ubuntu.

Either "aptitude search java" (at the command line) or load up the Synaptic Package Manager through "System, Administration" and use that to search and install.
alternatively you can use alien to convert them to debs but why download the rpm version when you can download the Self-Extracting Binary here?:
http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnote...elf-extracting
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