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Old 03-24-2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Installing a .bin file in Fedora

I am trying to install the Java VM so I can view the websites that use Java. I am running Mozillia in Fedora and the file that I downloaded is a rpm.bin file. Any ideas on how I can install this? Thanks.
Old 03-24-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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i think there are a number of posts on this already and it is probably in the documentation for the java VM.

but you have to give execute permissions for the file look at man chmod to learn how to do it and then execute the file.
Old 03-24-2004, 12:18 PM   #3
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I have the same question. I am trying to install Limewire, which requires java to be installed.

If you are sure there is other documentation on this, could you please give us the link(s)? I checked the java website and it says nothing about extracting a .bin file in Fedora.
Old 03-24-2004, 12:19 PM   #4
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from a command line:

chmod 770 file.bin
Old 03-24-2004, 01:01 PM   #5
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actually, .bin's need to be renamed, to their respective names.

.bin is so your ftp client will force binary transfer.
Old 03-24-2004, 01:25 PM   #6
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Change to the directory where you downloaded the installer file.
Type: chmod 755 j2sdk-1_4_2-nb-3_5_1-bin-linux.bin
to change permissions on the installer file to allow execution.
Run the installer.
Type the following command from the directory where you placed the installation file:

Old 03-24-2004, 02:04 PM   #7
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Yup, it doesn't need to be renamed, only chmodded.


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