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Old 04-01-2003, 11:24 PM   #1
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error unpacking rpm.bin


Hi,
I'm trying to install the J2RE runtime libraries and the SDK. However, the version I want (1.3.1) is packaged in .rpm.bin form, and when I run rpm -i <filename> it gives me this error message:
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j2re-1_3_1_07-linux-i586.rpm.bin: read manifest failed: Success
I've seen 3 other people in the forums (?!) get this error, and it was almost always solved by finding another type of package. However, this is the only one available to me, and I'm sure other people have installed Java. What kind of error is this, and is there a workaround for it??
Thank you very much,
Laura
 
Old 04-02-2003, 12:09 AM   #2
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chmod +x j2re-1_3_1_07-linux-i586.rpm.bin

./j2re-1_3_1_07-linux-i586.rpm.bin

and user rpm to the extracted rpm file.

u need to have write permission for the file to change it to an executable file.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 12:57 AM   #3
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OH!

Thanks very much! Everyone always conveniently forgets to mention that that type of file is an executable in and of itself. Does that apply to all .rpm.bin files, or just ones packaged by Sun?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 01:08 AM   #4
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sun provides very well written instructions on how to install its products. i am sure that you can follow them with minimal probs.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 01:45 AM   #5
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Oh yes, born4linux's instructions worked perfectly, and this one's solved. I was just wondering if all .rpm.bin packages are executables which produce .rpms, or if that was an idiosyncrasy of Sun's.
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Old 04-02-2003, 01:49 AM   #6
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and by the way, nice screenshots, and I like the Warped Sky Lights pic you've got on your website...that's really very nice!
 
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