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Old 06-05-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Difference between Linux self-extracting file

I surf to the Sun download page to download the JRE.

Under the Linux Platform - J2SE(TM) Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 7 box, there is 2 links. One is Linux RPM in self-extracting file and one is Linux self-extracting file. Two of them is .bin file. Is .bin file like .exe file in Windows?

What is the difference between these two self-extracting file? Is the Linux self-extracting file (without the RPM), the one that we have to compile manually?

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Old 06-05-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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Both are self-extracting. That .rpm.bin file should create an installable rpm(.rpm is like .exe on windows) after running it(but this doesn't seem to work for FC5). Use the normal bin file and install it like this:

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