[clug] 'bin' files

Edgecombe, Scott Scott.Edgecombe at AirservicesAustralia.com
Thu Dec 4 22:52:36 GMT 2003

The rpm.bin probably acts like a self extracting archive.

Just execute it like a shell script and it should unpack itself. 

eg. ".\rpm.bin"

Then install the RPM.

Your friend setting up the JVM may also need to add the path to the JVM
in their .profile.

These instructions are usually included on the JVM's download page.



-----Original Message-----
From: Martijn van Oosterhout [mailto:kleptog at svana.org] 
Sent: Friday, 5 December 2003 9:32 AM
To: Irena & Richard Jenkins
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] 'bin' files

Running 'file' over it may give you an idea as to what to use...

Hope this helps,

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 09:23:59AM +1100, Irena & Richard Jenkins wrote:
> That same friend (I do have more) ... got a download for a Java engine
> 'rpm.bin' format.  What program does he use for extracting the bin
> Why do they use these difficult/unusual file combinations??  I guess
it saves 
> a little on the download!
> Richard
> -- 
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> Irena and Richard Jenkins          VK1NDV & VK1RJ
> Canberra,  AUSTRALIA
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