[NBLUG/talk] What kind of file is "...-rpm.bin"?
todd at aristesoftware.com
Mon Sep 15 06:37:01 PDT 2003
It created an installer and did it's job of installing the JRE in the
/opt/ directory. Now, I believe, I have to create the symbolic link for
the browser - correct?
Also, why didn't "sh [the file name]" not work, after setting the
"execute" bit, but just running it with "./[file name] " did work?
P.S. Again, I want to express my appreciation for the time and detail
you put into your replies!
>Todd Cary said:
>>I have downloaded a Java plugin
>>What kind of file is this? Do I use the rpm utility?
>Many times, downloaded files explicitly for Linux that end with *.binuse a
>packaging format that allows then to act like "self extracting
>If it is one of these files, and you genuinely trust the makers, then try
>$ chmod 755 j2re-1_4_2_01-linux-i586-rpm.bin
>and from the same directory as the file do this:
>(preferrably in X from a terminal window)
>(to "run" the file.
>See what happens.
>(Note: you should really trust the file and makers of the file when you do
>this, as you will be running (or trying to run) their code as your UID.
>You may just get an RPM back, or it may launch an installer for you, or it
>may give you an error...
>I'd like to hear if this was actually what problem you faced. (Feedback
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