I wrote this note because I spent endless time trying to install
the right java on my machine according to
The reason is that Java site cannot even
label things properly !!
[Linux RPM] actually means jre-6u31-linux-i586-rpm.bin
[Linux (self-extracting file)] actually means jre-6u31-linux-i586.bin
[Linux x64] actually means jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin
[Linux x64 RPM] actually means jre-6u31-linux-x64-rpm.bin
Because of this, I downloaded the wrong jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin and it is very hard
to tell before spending considerable time!
Can they not label things more consistently ?
I would recommend this:
[Linux x86 RPM] jre-6u31-linux-i586-rpm.bin
[Linux x86 self-extracting file] jre-6u31-linux-i586.bin
[Linux x64 RPM] jre-6u31-linux-x64-rpm.bin
[Linux x64 self-extracting file] jre-6u31-linux-x64.bin
This is just plain simple but why do they have to label things
in a very complicated way ?
I hope my note will be helpful to others (or at least ask Java to do