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Old 12-19-2003, 01:59 PM   #1
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java is installed but still cant install limewire


i get this when i try to install limewire...

[root@localhost home]# ./LimeWireLinux.bin
Preparing to install...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH
environment variable. You must install a VM prior to
running this program.



but i just got done installing java and i checked to see if it was installed and it is, but then i went to about plugins in mozilla and it doesnt notice that java is installed can someone please tell me how to get mozilla to know that java is installed.... or is this even the reason limewire wont install?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:01 PM   #2
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Just like the error indicates, its not in your users $PATH

"No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH
environment variable."

Either add the directory its installed to, to your path or create a symlink to something like /usr/local/bin which is usually by default in all users path's.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 02:14 PM   #3
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ummm can you please speak english for me? lol i dont understand any of that! sorry
 
Old 12-19-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
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zexter,

You want to edit the file .bash_profile in your users home directory. You probably have a line that looks like:

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

edit it to also point to your java install something like this (path may be different)

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0/bin

Save changes then logout and back in. Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 12:25 AM   #5
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add it to /etc/profile instead. That way every user can use Java.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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Good point 95se! I only have 1 user so I never thought of that.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 01:50 PM   #7
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I'm having the same problem. Since im the only user on my computer I went to /home/endezeichen/.bash_profile When I sttempted to add the directory of java to it I couldn't type I guess the file is read only, so how do I change it? Also, Is there a way to do all of this in the command line? When I type the directory in the terminal I get "permission denied"
Thanks

Last edited by endezeichen; 12-20-2003 at 01:52 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 02:12 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by slackhappy
Good point 95se! I only have 1 user so I never thought of that. ;)
Bad idea, because next time you upgrade your
linux the changes are most likely lost ...

Try this




Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-20-2003, 02:34 PM   #9
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Hmm...interesting. I got that right off of Sun's website???
 
Old 12-20-2003, 04:57 PM   #10
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Your point being? :)


Cheers,
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Old 12-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #11
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No idea...sometimes it doesn't pay to RTFM?
 
Old 12-20-2003, 05:25 PM   #12
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Well, the thing is:

In Linux there's always several ways to achieve
a result. The first thing that someone thinks of is
not necessarily the best solution ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-21-2003, 09:44 AM   #13
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Tink, I couldn't agree with you more. I never disagreed with you. I just showed the way I do it. I've never seen it done the way you pointed out. Not that there is anything wrong with that. That's why I am here...to help others while helping myself.
 
  


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