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Old 03-06-2005, 11:32 PM   #1
joe6pack
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Install/Uninstall LimeWire...PATH...JRE


When I installed LimeWire by clicking on the RPM file and tried to run it it said no java path found.
Thinking I may have a bad download, I re-downloaded and tried again. It said: Everything already installed.
I used updatedb and slocate to find every LimeWire file and directory on my machine.
I used rm -rf to remove all of these files.
I then tried to install Lime Wire again and received the same message.
I searched the forums without success other than to discover how to set the PATH, which probably would have solved my initial problem.
How do I get around this?
Please leave answer on the 'bottom shelf' for non-techies like me.
TIA
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:03 AM   #2
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did you remove the /home/yourName/.limewire directory?

if you didn't, then try rm -rf ~/.limewire and then try to install again

I dont really see why removing this directory would make a difference. But then again, I dont really see why you get that message after removing Limewire either. But it's worth a try.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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Quote:
I searched the forums without success other than to discover how to set the PATH, which probably would have solved my initial problem.
Code:
export PATH="/usr/lib/path/to/java"

Last edited by Linux~Powered; 03-07-2005 at 02:24 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 03:43 AM   #4
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>> did you remove the /home/yourName/.limewire directory? <<

Yes, nothing remains named limewire except the RPM file in my download folder
 
Old 03-07-2005, 07:46 AM   #5
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Make sure you have the java rpm installed as an rpm and then try installing the limewire rpm after making sure that your .bash_profile has a path to java that is similar to what Linux~Powered posted and you have logged out of your system and back in again. If it still complains that java is missing and you have it installed, try doing

rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps LimeWire.rpm
 
Old 03-07-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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>>> rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps LimeWire.rpm <<<

Thanx, I think. That did get it installed
 
Old 03-07-2005, 05:06 PM   #7
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>> rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps LimeWire.rpm <<

That did indeed install LimeWire

>> export PATH="/usr/lib/path/to/java" <<

What finally worked was adding this to my .bash_profile
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/bin

I added this before:
export PATH
unset USERNAME

Works great! Thanks to all.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 07:30 PM   #8
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Kool, I'm glad you got that sorted out.
 
  


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