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Old 03-07-2005, 05:48 PM   #1
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Setting up paths


Hi there
I have just got the sun java sdk installed on my Fedora 2 based laptop and I am having issues with working out how to create a path.

I want to set up my system so that when I want to run the java compiler I can just type 'javac' instead of having to type in the full path everytime.

Thanks.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:06 PM   #2
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Two things you can do. One is create a .bash_profile file in your home directory and add...

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export PATH=":/usr/path/to/java"
Then after you did that in the terminal run..


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source .bash_profile
So it reads the .bash_profile so you don't have to logout and log back in for it to take effect. The other thing you can do is add the path to /etc/profile and run...

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source /etc/profile
when you're done. To make sure it's in your path run...

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echo $PATH
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:32 PM   #3
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I have tried that and it is still nit working. Also the /etc/profile appears to be some kind of script, I have no idea where to enter stuff.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:34 PM   #4
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Also the /etc/profile appears to be some kind of script, I have no idea where to enter stuff.
Well yeah. In /etc/profile look for...

# Set the default system $PATH:
PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/lib/jre1.5.0_01:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games"

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I have tried that and it is still nit working.
Did you make .bash_profile executable?

chmod 755 .bash_profile

then source .bash_profile

Last edited by Linux~Powered; 03-07-2005 at 06:36 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:46 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...71#post1131371 ;}


Clean, up-grade proof and unlikely to break stuff
since you don't modify anything pre-installed ...


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Old 03-07-2005, 07:04 PM   #6
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I've managed to get it working using symbolic links. Mys system must be a bit messed up. None of the things you guys said helped. I don't blame you, I've probably mashed the system by playing arround with it too much. Oh well, live and learn. Thanks for the help anyways guys.
 
  


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