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ingeva
December 7th, 2008, 11:18 AM
I had problems with my Java installation. Using the internet bank and verifying my installation both claimed my version was outdated (6.7).

java.sun.com offers a version 6.11, but this was only available as a .bin file and I haven't found any installation program for it.

Help?

Kevbert
December 7th, 2008, 11:27 AM
The easiest way to run the bin file is to go to terminal, go to the directory where it's located and enter

sh filename.bin

ingeva
December 7th, 2008, 11:32 AM
The easiest way to run the bin file is to go to terminal, go to the directory where it's located and enter

sh filename.bin

WOW! THAT easy?

I've deleted the file so I can't retry right now, and I solved my problem anyway.
I just didn't even consider that it could be executable! :)

Thanks!

jamesstansell
December 8th, 2008, 04:11 AM
WOW! THAT easy?

I've deleted the file so I can't retry right now, and I solved my problem anyway.
I just didn't even consider that it could be executable! :)

Thanks!

In some cases .bin stands for "executable binary."

Just wondering - what did you do to solve your problem?

(BTW, the 6u11 packages have been added to the jaunty ubuntu 9.04 repository.)

ingeva
December 8th, 2008, 06:18 AM
In some cases .bin stands for "executable binary."
Just wondering - what did you do to solve your problem?


I associate "bin" with binary data ... :)

All I did to get Java working again was to delete the complete ".mozilla" directory.
After backing up the bookmarks, of course.