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Old 08-23-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
morte313
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LimeWire, JRE, $PATH


I have thoroughly read and re-read the existing threads on this installation issue. I am at my wits' end. Here was the original error:

morte@linux:~> rpm -i LimeWireLinux.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
j2re >= 1.4.1 is needed by LimeWire-free-4.9.27-0

yet...

morte@linux:~> java -version
java version "1.4.2_08"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_08-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_08-b03, mixed mode)

At this point I read the existing threads. My Java install is in /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09 but $PATH says otherwise:

morte@linux:~> $PATH
bash: /home/morte/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin: No such file or directory

So I changed the path, using

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09/bin

I also added it to my .bashrc and now I get:

morte@linux:~> $PATH
bash: /home/morte/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/bin:/usr/games:/opt/gnome/bin:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09/bin: No such file or directory

The problem seems to me that it is looking in both places for Java. I don't know why it consistently says "No such file or directory" because it clearly exists. Then, while messing around I removed the variable from export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09/bin and when I entered

morte@linux:~> which java

it listed the correct path! But my joy was quickly replaced with horror when

morte@linux:~> rpm -i LimeWireLinux.rpm
bash: rpm: command not found

The problem wasn't permanent, because I edited my .bashrc but at that point I was ready to give up. If anyone can figure out where I went horribly wrong, I would be eternally grateful.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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You may need a JAVA_HOME environment variable i.e.

export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin


to check an enviroment variable run...

echo $PATH
echo $JAVA_HOME


HTH

Mad
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:22 PM   #3
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That fixed the "No such file..." error and echo $JAVA_HOME listed the correct directory, but LimeWire is still confused. Is there any way to simply remove the incorrect (or unwanted) path?
 
Old 08-24-2005, 03:46 AM   #4
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Code:
#rpm -Uvh --force --nodeps LimeWireLinux.rpm
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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The rpm options permitted the installation but when initializing the app I get:

Starting LimeWire...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
Suitable java version found [java = 1.4.2_08]
Configuring environment...
Loading LimeWire:
java.lang.InternalError: Can't connect to X11 window server using ':0.0' as the value of the DISPLAY variable.
at sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment.initDisplay(Native Method)
at sun.awt.X11GraphicsEnvironment.<clinit>(X11GraphicsEnvironment.java:134)
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:141)
at java.awt.GraphicsEnvironment.getLocalGraphicsEnvironment(GraphicsEnvironment.java:62)
at sun.awt.motif.MToolkit.<clinit>(MToolkit.java:81)
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:141)
at java.awt.Toolkit$2.run(Toolkit.java:748)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.awt.Toolkit.getDefaultToolkit(Toolkit.java:739)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.showInitialSplash(Main.java:67)
at com.limegroup.gnutella.gui.Main.main(Main.java:39)

******************************************************************
Something went wrong with LimeWire.
Maybe you're using the wrong version of Java?
(LimeWire is tested against and works best with with Sun's JRE, Java 1.4+)
The version of Java in your PATH is:
java version "1.4.2_08"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_08-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_08-b03, mixed mode)

Oy. This is getting to be more trouble than its worth...
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:03 PM   #6
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Nevermind. I was trying to launch the app as root. Things are fine now.

Thanks for all the help!
 
  


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