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Old 05-08-2002, 02:33 PM   #1
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Problem installing java


I'm running Suse 7.3 and want to install java 1.4.0. Duly d/l'ed j2sdk-...-rpm.bin and j2re-...-rpm.bin from the java site. Now, according to the instrallation instructions, I have to:

chmod a+x j2re-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin
./j2re-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin

When I'm logged in as root, the chmod works fine. When I'm logged in as a user, it gives an error.

The ./j2re... gives the following error message in both cases:

bash: ./j2re-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin: bad interpreter: Permission denied

Just for clarity: I d/l'ed the *.bin packages into a Windows directory and tried to execute the commands shown above from there (y'know, cd /win/... to the relevant directory and then execute the cmd).

Can anybody please suggest a solution?

Thanks
Joe
 
Old 05-08-2002, 03:34 PM   #2
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Re: Problem installing java

Quote:
Originally posted by Joe Soap
When I'm logged in as root, the chmod works fine. When I'm logged in as a user, it gives an error.
This is one of those situations where you really should be root.
Quote:
Originally posted by Joe Soap
Just for clarity: I d/l'ed the *.bin packages into a Windows directory
Do you mean, like a FAT32 directory?

Last edited by zmedico; 05-08-2002 at 03:36 PM.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 01:00 PM   #3
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I mean exactly like a FAT32 directory. I've got a dual boot system with most of the disk space allocated as FAT32 because, as we all know, Linux reads Windows but Windows doesn't read Linux... Surprise, surprise, eh?
 
Old 05-11-2002, 12:49 AM   #4
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try changing the permissions. for jre... .rpm.bin file by typing

chmod 777 jre....rpm.bin.

but anyway you dont have to install it again as user, if you install it as root that should be fine. users should be able to use the jre environment. all you need to do is add the path to "java/bin" directory to the environment path or in .bash_profile in the home directory of the user.

the following line is from .bash_profile directory in my computer.

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0/bin:

Anil
 
Old 05-11-2002, 01:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply Anil. My problem isn't so much the permissions but rather the error I get when executing the second command:

./j2re-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin

bash: ./j2re-1_4_0-linux-i386-rpm.bin: bad interpreter: Permission denied

Any idea why I get this reply? And how can I fix it

Cheers
Joe
 
Old 05-11-2002, 04:31 PM   #6
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Try sh filename.rpm.bin
 
Old 05-13-2002, 06:54 AM   #7
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Create a folder in /usr/local called java so that it looks like this
/usr/local/java
Now copy or move the downloaded binary package to this directory and execute it as root.

This will create some directories in /usr/local/java which contain the java files.

Now you just have to set a symbolic link top that directory so that Linux knows that you installed java on your system.

Do it like this:

ln -s /usr/local/java/j2re1.4.0/bin/java /sbin/java

This should solve your problem.
 
Old 05-13-2002, 02:40 PM   #8
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Thanks neo77777, I tried the sh.... and it worked a treat. Unfortunately, as it tries to unpack the .rpm (I think), it tries to execute a script (I think, again) which contains the ./ command and not the sh. Is there any way that I can redirect or map ./ to point to sh?

Cheers
Joe
 
Old 05-17-2002, 02:08 PM   #9
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Apparently the alias command will take care of that...

Thanks to all who replied.
 
  


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