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Old 10-23-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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java fc4 firefox


I've been trying to install java on my fedora 4 machine (i386) and i can't get any farther than the first line that you are supposed to type into the command terminal. When i googled it i found out the link to the fc website that said that fc4 users should not use the java rpm because it conflicts with other package names. However when i clicked the link i couldn't find the solution to this problem. I was wondering if anybody had worked around this problem and gotten java to work under firefox (preferable w/ an rpm or with fairly simple steps, i'm a all i've sucessfully installed has been rpms).
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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Try using the search function of this forum. I am confident you will find answers.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 04:33 AM   #3
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I'm not using FC4 but FC3. I have however installed KDE3.4 and a more recent kernel, so it is pretty close to FC4.

Just last night I re-installed Java in an attempt to get an application upgrade to work (Freemind). I used the RPM provided by SunJava and the instructions on their page.

One modification though is that Firefox sits in its own directory not in Mozilla, so modify the that part of their instructions. The link to their test site, showed that my Firefox was showing that it had the latest Java that I had just installed.

However Freemind still would not play ball with the upgrade install and I was forced to do it with a --nodeps flag so that it installed even though it thought there was a dependancy issue. Upon application startup it worked perfectly.

All other java apps and java applets on websites have been fine.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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down load the jre linux selfextarting fiel from here https://jsecom16k.sun.com/ECom/EComA...7D89A39AAA3728 decompress it and make soft link for the /plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so to the /usr/lib/firefox.../plugin.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 03:32 PM   #5
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FC3 and Freemind

Hi,

I'm desperately trying to get Freemind to install on FC3.

I thought I'd installed all the java/JRE/J2RE stuff, but whenever I try and install the Freemind RPM I get the error:

rpm -Uvh freemind-0.8.0-1.noarch.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
java >= 0:1.4 is needed by freemind-0.8.0-1.noarch
jakarta-commons-lang is needed by freemind-0.8.0-1.noarch
relaxngDatatype is needed by freemind-0.8.0-1.noarch
msv-xsdlib is needed by freemind-0.8.0-1.noarch

Any experiences or pointers? I've tried installing the individual packages that it mentions, such as java and jakarta-commons-lang, but I still get the errors. Have I missed something? I get utterly confused by all the different Java packages!

Thanks,
Joe
 
Old 11-08-2005, 04:41 PM   #6
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Follow the method of rebuilding the Jpackage package. The resulting package will provide "java" and stuff like that.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 10:16 PM   #7
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You do need to add the extra packages like jakarta-commons and relaxngDatatype. There are links from the Freemind website to sources for these packages. Don't worry about Java.

When you have loaded all of the extra packages, then do;
rpm -Uvh --nodeps freemind<version>.noarch.rpm

With the --nodeps there will not be any dependency checking and the package will install. I am not sure why it is not finding Java as part of the install, but it certainly does when you actually run the program.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 01:02 PM   #8
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Hmmm.... I did install all the packages (except 'java') and then installed with a --nodeps.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to start. I don't get beyond:
$ freemind
Exception in thread "main" java.awt.IllegalComponentStateException
at java.awt.Frame.setUndecorated(boolean) (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
at freemind.main.FreeMindSplash.FreeMindSplash(freemind.main.FreeMindMain) (Unknown Source)
at freemind.main.FreeMind.FreeMind() (Unknown Source)
at freemind.main.FreeMind.main(java.lang.String[]) (Unknown Source)

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Joe
 
Old 11-10-2005, 01:21 AM   #9
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This should solve your problem;
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo.../msg02674.html

If you look at the previous post in that thread, you will see that they have the exact same problem as you.
 
  


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