Central Directory .Zipfiles

Tony Yarusso tonyyarusso at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 19:50:21 BST 2009

On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Felix Ramos <prismaticglass at yahoo.com> wrote:
> What I am trying to accomplish is repairing the files that get scattered when I download programs that contain zip-files.  This is what  appears on the screen when I download a program to repair scattered files.  An error occurred while loading the archive.  [/home/felixtrevinoramos/Desktop/jre-6u16-windows-i586.exe]  End of central-directory signature not found.  Either this file is not a zip-file, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive.  In the latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on the last disk (s) of this archive.  Zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of/home/felixtrevinoramos/Desktop/jre-6u16-windows-i586. exe or  /home/felixtrevinoramos/Desktop/jre-6u16-windows-i586.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/felixtrevinoramos/Desktop/jre-6u16-windows-i586 exe.ZIP. period.
> Felix

Well, there are two things I have to say to that.  First, the file you
downloaded may be corrupt, or you may be doing something odd to open
it.  More importantly however, that's a Windows installer - why are
you trying to use it on Ubuntu?  The ways of installing software on
Ubuntu and Windows are not the same, and require different installers.
 (ie, you don't go download an EXE from random web sites in Ubuntu)
If you're just trying to install a Java JRE, you want to install
either the openjdk-6-jre package or the sun-java6-jre package from the
repositories - see
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoftwareManagement for more
information on installing software in Ubuntu.
- Tony

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