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Old 10-13-2007, 07:36 AM   #1
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Question cant install Sun Java on Fedora 7

hiya all,

total linux newbie here, so please bare with me if i say anything stupid

i am trying to get Azureus installed but obviously i need to install Java first.

so i went to the java download site and grabbed both the self extracting archive and the rpm self extracting archive.

they download fine to the desktop but then when i double click on either file i just get an error message about the associated helper application not existing and that i need to change my preferences.

its at this point i hit a dead end, i've tried changing the preferences so that it'll load with something else, nothing has worked. i thought it was just a case of double clicking the file and the install utility will get on with it.

any ideas what im doing wrong?


Old 10-13-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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ok, problem was the file was corrupted so i got the proper one and got the rpm file extracted. but when i try to install it with the 'rpm -iv' command i just get an error message saying that

Preparing packages for installation...
package jre-1.6.0_03-fcs is already installed

and drops back to the command line, i've tried uninstalling the Java support from add/remove programs but that hasn't made any difference.

any ideas?

Last edited by nOmArch; 10-13-2007 at 09:42 AM.


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