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Old 08-18-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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Question How do I install .bin files?

Hello everybody. I'm new to Linux and I do not know how to install .bin files. I downloaded the linux Java Runtime Environment but I dont know what to do next to install it. I double clicked it and all I got was a text of code. By the way RedHat 9 won me over and I'm not going back Winblows.
Old 08-18-2003, 10:29 PM   #2
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There are several different ways to install binary programs depending on the way that the download file is packaged. Could you post the full name of the file that you downloaded?
Old 08-18-2003, 10:37 PM   #3
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I have downloaded 2 files


also I tried to copy them to the /local dir but I did not let me.
Old 08-18-2003, 10:52 PM   #4
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you just execute them. You may have to chmod +x first. The rpm one i am not sure since i never used a rpm distro. But it seems like it is going to build a rpm.
Old 08-18-2003, 10:57 PM   #5
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Those files are actually shell scripts, kind of like the equivalent of DOS's .bat files. Start up a terminal, change to the directory where you downloaded those two files, and run them by typing in their names: e.g. "./j2re-1_3_1_09-linux.i586.bin".
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I'm not sure how to execute it. I went to RUN and typed chmod +xFilename but nothing hapened. I double clicked it and nothing hapened. how do things installs in Linux anyway?
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Thank you very much Nebu Pookin. It worked.
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I tried doing the same with the .rpm.bin file and I get "Permission Denied" even though I am logged as root.
Old 09-01-2003, 12:15 AM   #9
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For those specific files, you only need to install one of them. You can ignore the RPM one and just install jre(...).bin.

It sounds like a file ownership/permission issue. Check using ls -l and chmod/chown based on the results.



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