What do I do with a bin file?

Asked by Ampers on 2008-08-22

I have just downloaded the Linux version of JAlbum (at http://jalbum.net/) as I use this to show off my photographs on the Internet and this program is a <b>free</b> way of creating magnificent slide shows.

Has anyone managed to load this in Ubuntu 8.04.1?

It downloads as a bin file and I am a beginner and have no idea what to do with it. :-(


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Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #1

Open up a terminal (Applications → Accesories → Terminal), then use the command "cd" to get into the directory where you downloaded the bin file. ("cd FolderName")

Then enter "sh ./NameOfFile". That would in most cases do the trick. In some cases you can double-click files, but that's not always.

Ampers (ampers) said : #2

After entering sh ./Jalbuminstall.bin I get the following message:

Preparing to install...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH
environment variable. You must install a VM prior to
running this program.

I do have Java listed and it seems always available in Firefox?


Best Tony Pursell (ajpursell) said : #3

Got to Applications > Add/Remove Applications.

Search for 'java'.

Install either the 'Sun Java 6 Runtime' or 'OpenJDK Java Runtime'.


Ampers (ampers) said : #4

Thanks Tony Pursell, that solved my question.