This is just one example of the several packages that I have installed.
I downloaded the package j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i583.rpm from the java website. The rpm command I am using is
rpm -qip j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i583.rpm
I copied this command from a Linux book in 98 but the output I am getting is the same as the example in the book.
The output is
Name : j2sdk Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 1.4.2_04 Vendor: Sun Microsystems
Release : fcs Build Date: Tue 24 Feb 2004 10:09:03 AM CST
Install Date: (not installed) Build Host: localhost.localdomain
Group : Development/Tools Source RPM: j2sdk-1.4.2_04-fcs.src.rpm
Size : 65767593 License: 1994-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Signature : (none)
Packager : Java Software <firstname.lastname@example.org>
URL : http://java.sun.com/linux
Summary : Java(TM) 2 Software Development Kit, Standard Edition
The Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition includes the Java
Virtual Machine, core class libraries and tools used
by programmers to develop Java software applets and
applications. The SDK also provides the foundation
for IDE (Integrated Development Environment) tools
such as Sun's Forte for Java, Community Edition,
the Java(TM) 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE),
Java-based application servers and more.
The Java 2 Software Development Kit, SDK, is a
development environment for building applications,
applets, and components that can be deployed on
the Java platform. The Java 2 SDK software includes
tools useful for developing and testing programs
written in the Java programming language and running
on the Java platform. These tools are designed to
be used from the command line. Except for
appletviewer, these tools do not provide a
graphical user interface.
However, I read the thread you recommended and tried
rpm -qa | grep j2sdk
and it gave me this: j2sdk-1.4.2_04-fcs
Now at I know the install worked correctly but how am I supposed to find out the "correct" package name of what I install? Also, this install didn't create a link to the java program in any of my path directories, is there a reason for this, or can I just create links for the programs that I want save some typing for?