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Old 07-23-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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trying java 1.5.0_16 in fc9 x64 but the sun download says amd64 and it doesn't work

where can i get the x64 version? any 1.5.0 release will do.

also does fc9 use shadow passwords? or something better? or worse?

Old 07-23-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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It does work. Download the rpm.bin package to your home folder and then do
chmod +x *rpm.bin
and then as root:
rpm -ivh *rpm
Now you still need to configure things. Visit jpackage org and set up their repository (should be documented on their site), then install the java compat package.
Install galternatives and switch to your sun java or use the CLI update-alternatives set of commands to do so.
Test from the terminal with
java -version
Now you may still wish to set up your environment(often not strictly required but it makes things easier) by putting this in your .bash_profile:
export JAVA_HOME=/path/to/java_directory
export J2RE_HOME=/path/to/java_directory/jre
export PATH = $PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
export classpath=.:$JAVA_HOME:$JAVA_HOME/lib
Do source .bash_profile or log out (sometimes the source command does not work too well). Then test with:
echo $J2RE_HOME
echo $PATH

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Old 07-23-2008, 04:59 PM   #3
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i had already installed it through the rpm with a different brain and didn't update the brain i am currently using with the information from my spare brain.

haha anyway the bin package was erroring trying to install the rpm. the last time i installed it i forgot to add it to alternatives also or i would have known i already installed it. it's the stupid things that cause me the most trouble. thanks.


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