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Old 03-10-2005, 01:11 PM   #1
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Angry Having trouble installing java2 runtime

I have SUSE 9.2 professional and i'm logged in as root and i went to sun's website and i d/l the runtime enviornment program and i followed there instructions to make the auto extracting .bin file executable. When i create the directory and i type it in to run the program it says "command not found"?? I'm running Konsole for a terminal program. I triple checked to make shure i'm typing the correct name, but still nothing works. I'm new to Linux, i've played with it before but i really want to know how to use it. I'm also new here obviously and i just want to say thanks for any help. I hope this question isn't to basic.

The file name is :jre-1_5_0_02-linux-i586.bin

I also tried the self extracting .rpm file (jre-1_5_0_02-linux-i586-rpm.bin) but i got the same result.
Old 03-10-2005, 01:35 PM   #2
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You need to make binary files executable because they don't (usually) get them by default when you download them.

Type (you might need to be root, but try without first - you'll need to be root to install for all users anyway):
chmod +x filename.bin
obviously replacing filename.bin with the file you want to run. Then run it with:
The ./ is important because by default the path doesn't check the current directory for security reasons.

Also, not sure if you know, but rather than type out the long filenames linux programs often have, you need only start typing and then press [TAB]. Pressing once will finish the filename if it's the only possible solution, pressing twice will suggest all possible endings if there are several files that start with the same letters.


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