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Old 01-20-2003, 11:24 AM   #1
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Help with .bin files

Hi there,
i need help with installing software. I have downloaded J2SDK1.4.1 and ONE Studio from SUN. Both of those files have .bin extension. I don't know what to do next. Do I need a special software like winrar to open it or what. Doubleclicking on those files does not do a thing. By the way, I am running RedHat 8.0 off VMWare. What should I do with those files after downloading? How I can open those archives? And, how to install software if it is not in RPM format, but collection of bunch of files?

Old 01-20-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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Its probably a good idea to place in the /usr/local/bin but,

As root:

chmod a+x jre1.4.... .bin

Then in same directory just run it from command:

./jre1.4..... .bin
Old 01-20-2003, 05:37 PM   #3
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I have tried that

I have tried changing mode to +x, tried placing in the /usr/local/, but I still don't see any changes and can not install programm because there is .rpm file inside.

Old 01-21-2003, 03:05 AM   #4
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because there is .rpm file inside? huh? a .bin file is a binary file, i.e. a program in itself, like setup.exe in windows.
chmod a+x blah.bin
Old 01-21-2003, 03:11 AM   #5
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Sun also offers a j2re.rpm.bin

What it is is a binary that basicly gives you the liscense agreement, and upon acceptance (typing yes) extracts the j2re rpm to the current directory.

This though is a moot point as you do the exact same thing

chmod a+x j2re-stuff-blah.rpm.bin


rpm -ivh j2re-stuff-blah.rpm
Old 01-24-2003, 05:01 AM   #6
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Hi there

sh file.bin

also works fine. Easier then to chmod first then run it

Old 03-20-2003, 05:14 PM   #7
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So I've inserted the following commands in the KDE Menu Run Command majigit, with no joy...

chmod +x blahblah.bin
chmod +x /root/blahblah.bin
chmod a+x blahblah.bin
chmod a+x /root/blahblah.bin

This file is definitely in the /root/ directory. What am I doing wrong here?

Just by the by, the error I'm getting is "Unknown Host".


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