How do I install a .bin. I downloaded a Java plugin needed to run some tests by the isp.

David McGlone d.mcglone at
Thu Jan 22 23:57:12 UTC 2009

On Thursday 22 January 2009 10:36:39 am John Hubbard wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > On Wednesday 21 January 2009 10:45:54 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
> >> steven at Studio25:~/Desktop$ chmod a+x
> >> /home/steven/Desktop/jre-6ull-linux-i586.bin chmod: cannot access
> >> `/home/steven/Desktop/jre-6ull-linux-i586.bin': No such file or
> >> directory steven at Studio25:~/Desktop$
> >
> > the problem with this command is you seem to have misspelled the word
> > "full". You typed jre-6ull when it should be jre-6full.
> Thanks for pointing that out David. The binary that he wants to install
> is for the java runtime environment version 6 update 11. This becomes
> truncated to jre-6u11. Note the number 1 not the letter l. I think that
> this is part of Steven's problem. My suggestion would be for him to type
>  > chmod a+x ~/Des[press the tab key] (this will auto complete Desktop
> and then finish...
>  > chmod a+x ~/Desktop/jre[press the tab key] (to auto complete the binary)
>  > chmod a+x ~/Desktop/jre-6u11-linux-i586.bin (then press enter.)

You're right. My bad. I do recall having change execute privileges in the past 
when I manually installed java. Now days I just apt-get the .deb.
David M.

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