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    Java Runtime Environment

    I went to Sun Microsystems, and downloaded BOTH available packages. They are both in .bin form. What do I use to install one of them on my computer? I'm a newbie, and working all this stuff out as I go, but am totally clueless how to install a binary file. Mandrake keeps trying to use Kate. No go.
    Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Just remember that I'm a noob, and ignorant as hell.

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    Jun 2004
    St. Petersburg, FL
    There should be some sort of installation instructions on the website, but take the installer, and do:
    chmod +x foo.bin
    Replacing foo.bin with the name of the installer.

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    Sitges, Earth
    They are, the full instructions in Java's website. Just follow them, with three caveats:
    1- Use the .RPM self-extracting file
    2- Create the java directory in /usr
    3-Watch the symlink: ln -s /usr/..../jre1.5.0_04/plugin/..../ . (it is so<space>dot!)
    and there you are !

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