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Ok, day 2 of Linux experimentation, and I'm lost again. Since my first problem was resolved quickly, I'm assuming I can do it again.
Ok, problem is, I cannot get Java to work. I did a search and found a couple other threads where the person had the same issue I am - When trying to install athe self extracting Jave RPM from a .bin, I just get a text file, and nothing more. So what do I need to do from here? The last responce in the other thread was in german or something, because it made absolutely NO sense. If anyone can walk me through it really slow and simple (remember, I don't even know where the command line is at) I would be eternally grateful. As it is, I'm getting set to just format everything and install windows XP. It's microshaft, yes, but at least I can make it work, and installing a file is a double click on an .exe, not some string code that is so obscure and complex that only a hard core "geek" can do it.
Yes, that's the thread "in german" that I was referring to. I'm an EXTREME newbie to linux, and those instructions made no sense. They're problably adequate for someone who has at least some experience with Linux, whereas I do not. I need slightly more difinitive help. I read your instructions a dozen times, and they made no more sense the last time then the first. No offence, I'm just not familiar with the basics.
IE: "su to root
# ln-s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins"
I don't know what "su" means, not do I know where I'm supposed to enter the text.
I'm so pathetic at this that earlier, when I wanted to play an audio file from the net, and it asked me to choose a player, I couldn't get it done, despite the fact that a couple hours ago, I installed XMMS successfully.
One thing windows has over Linux, file structure, so it's easy to navigate.
Distribution: Currently Suse 11.1 but have RH7,8,9 / Fedora 7,8_64,9_64,&10_64
(should have a black and white text screen)
cd is the command that means change directory
< > these are brackets to put in your information
in the terminal
$ cd < whereveryouput the file > ex. /home/<yourusername>/java
when you get there it should look like this
$ ls ( this will list what is in the file )
take a look at the file
does it end in .rpm.bin
$ chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_ (and tab key)
$ ./j2re-1_4_2_ (and tab key)
******* A HINT -- type the first few letters of the package name and hit the tab key to complete the name ***********
Note that the initial "./" is required if you do not have "." in your PATH environment variable.
The script displays a binary license agreement, which you are asked to agree to before installation can proceed. Once you have agreed to the license, the install script creates the file j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586.rpm in the current directory.
the you wanta become root user aka super user
so type at the command prompt
< it now asks for your root password >
( when you see the tic-tac-toe sign you are root user , be careful
you can really mess up your box now if your not careful )
# rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_ (and tab key)
and java is installed
now while root
You are using mozilla rite??
it is mozilla 1.0.1 or mozilla 1.2.1 ???
Well, it worked perfectly until I got to the "su" part. Here's a direct cut and paste:
Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no]
UnZipSFX 5.40 of 28 November 1998, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs@lists.wku.edu).
[robb@localhost robb]$ su
[root@localhost robb]# rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_01-linux-i586
error: open of j2re-1_4_2_01-linux-i586 failed: No such file or directory
I screwed up something. lol. Let me try again. I'm using netscape btw...