I was just trying out Thinkfree office suit online and it requires me install Java update. I downloaded the update file but it was in .bin format and I had no idea what to do with it. As usual, there was not any instruction on how to install stuff in Ubuntu. After screwing around a bit, I found the solution on Youtube.
To execute .bin files, you will have to use terminal.
Execute .bin files
- Open Terminal: Ctrl+Shift+T or Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
- Navigate to where you save your file. Make sure you save your file where you want to install the application.
- Execute the file
Replace the name of the .bin file into “yourfile.” Make sure you type everything in correctly, including the file name, the period and lash before the file.
- Enter your password and the file will be executed.
Note: I accidentally install my Java folder onto the Desktop. However, since Java does not require me to put it anywhere specific I can leave it on the desktop. I chose to move it to the lib folder though.
sudo mv ~/Desktop/jre1.5.0_12 /lib
Or you can open Nautilus as root to have root permission to move the folder with your mouse.