java sdk and $PATH
i've installed the the java sdk version 1.3 on my machine. The sdk was installed via a RPM and the files were installed in the directory /usr/local/java. I wanted to make the software availible to all the accounts on the system. How would i do this? I tried to adjust the $PATH variable to include the directory /usr/local/java/bin which holds all the executables i would need. This obviously only works for one account, and in fact for some reason the $PATH would reset itself after a short while to its previous state.
i solved the problem by creating links to all the executables in /usr/local/bin. I know there's a more intelligent solution..