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I have a Fedora Core 5 OS without internet. I downloaded a ".tar.gz" file for Java Runtime Environment. However, I don't see the usual format for a package. I expect to see a config file and a Makefile file, but there is none. Is there a special folder that I need to put JRE in?
P.S. I know I have Software Development Kit, because I can write a program in other languages.
jre is precomplied, you don't build it. i think there's an install script that runs through license agreements and then installs it in /opt/ somewhere. there are actually rpm's available at java.sun.com too. note that this is only a runtime environment, you can't WRITE java programs with this. you'd need to j2sdk or similar for that.
I remember that Java with Microsoft has executible or zip files for SDK and JRE. Is there a certain folder where I'm supposed to put the files? I know that with Windows, I put it in something like C:/Program Files/lib....blah blah blah. Where should I put these files?
if I remember correctly, you need to run the .bin file. give it executable permissions if it doesn't have it, then run it from the current directory. it displays all the licence agreement gumph, and then installs it for you.
I downloaded the file j2re-1_4_2_12-linux-i586.bin from https://sdlc3b.sun.com/ECom/EComActi...2B9BB4CECDC736. Should I have selected the self-extracting file?
Oh, and when I do ls, I just come up with a bin and a jar file, and I think a license agreement.
Again, thank you for helping me...I would probably go back to Windows if it wasn't for this site (Just kidding...I think).
Okay, I'm not next to the computer right now, and I thought you told me to tell you the URL and file name . I'll be more specific as soon as I can.
Oh, and I originally had a ".tar.gz" file because I had trouble with ".bin" files, but now I'm using a ".bin" file.