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Old 04-13-2005, 12:37 AM   #1
stasch
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setting a path


i have just installed java jdk 1.5 on linux suse 9.1. the problem is that i am used to use the javac command to compile my java files and when i use it now i get an error stating that the javac command cannot be found.

a friend told me that he had a similar problem in windows and that he had to set a path to the java / bin directory. how can i do this in linux? please help!!
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Old 04-13-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Lotsa good info here:
Look for "Setting the PATH for Linux"
http://anchorpointbooks.com/java/pathsetting.html

KC
 
Old 04-13-2005, 12:52 AM   #3
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You can set this in your .profile found in your home directory (it may be .bash_profile?)
(Unless you want it available to all users then you can set it in /etc/profile)

There should be a variable called PATH,

PATH=/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/bin/jvm/java1.5/bin

You should add you java path similar to above but point it to your java path,


Don't forget to update your environment

$source ~/.profile
 
Old 04-13-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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The command you'll want to use, so you don't overwrite your existing $PATH is this:
Code:
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin/jvm/java1.5/bin
 
Old 05-28-2005, 03:45 AM   #5
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hey..all.. I know I am replying to this...after a long time....

But there's one thing....
There's no specific thing CALLED PATH in /etc/profile....
its a file with some code....


What I did is this....

first wrote these two sentences in /etc/profile
Code:
PATH="$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_08/bin:" 
export PATH
then as said by tim1235, I wrote

Code:
source /etc/profile
so..now I have it in my PATH variable......

I hope this wud help ppl who wud search ...for this...
 
  


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