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I have installed RH8 and I was trying to install Limewire and it said it needed Java VM to run. So I downloaded the newest java virtual machine from Sun and installed it. The problem is, Limewire still does not see it. It says there is no java in the path. the path to the actual java is /usr/java/jre... How do I set this PATH?
Figure out what directory it's looking for java vm in. You can do this by opening it's configure script in a text editor (assuming it uses configure or some other ascii config file.) Then set the env var it's looking for by using set or export or whatever syntax your shell uses to set env vars.
Ummm...okay its possible that you have java installed some where else as well. Do:
locate java | more
and make sure that you do not have the java executable installed anywhere else besides /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_02/bin . If you do then it is possible that the limewire installer is using the java executable from somewhere else besides /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_02/bin .
I checked it and it isnt installed anywhere else but in /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_02/bin . I am sure the problem is not with limewire as I was trying to complie a java program using javac and its path variable wasnt updated either. I had to type complete path in order to make it work. I dont know what the problem is ..anyway,
Thanks for your help crashed_again and others