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    bin file

    New to linux and I was trying to install JRE so I downloaded it from the SUN site. It is a bin file


    So how do I install from this type of file. What is a *.bin file. Sorry I am very green to linux.



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    .bin files is runnabel files, set the execution permison (if it's not already set) and execute:
    chmod +x j2re-1_4_2_02-linux-i586-rpm.bin
    I think if this will unpack a RPM file, install via rpm -i <filename>, or (easiest) open the folder in nautilus or konqueror (which ever you use) and (double) click on it and the rpm installer will open (typicaly you'll be promted for the root password, unles you're logged on as root).
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