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I just downloaded the linux version of the jdk1.3. I expected to get the package as a .rpm, but when I got it, it had the extension .rpm.bin. What is this .bin?? How can I extract the .rpm file? I realize that this may be a very basic question. I just switched from windows to linux, and I'm a complete rookie, so any help would be greatly appreciated because I need to get java up and running on my machine.
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.bin files are Unix executables. Make sure you can execute the file (chmod 755 filename) and execute it this way:
./filename.rpm.bin
Hope this helps.
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