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Old 06-21-2006, 11:55 PM   #1
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command in $PATH isn't found

I'm running slackware and have just installed a new JRE. I want to run javac & other tools. I edited /etc/profile to include the containing folder (/opt/jdk1.5.0_08/bin) but I keep getting '-bash javac: command not found'.

A screen dump follows:

jon23d@jfd:~/devel/java]$ javac
-bash: javac: command not found
jon23d@jfd:~/devel/java]$ echo $PATH
jon23d@jfd:~/devel/java]$ ls /opt/jdk1.5.0_07/bin
ControlPanel   extcheck   java          javah     jdb    jsadebugd  keytool  native2ascii  rmic         servertool
HtmlConverter  idlj       java-rmi.cgi  javap     jinfo  jstack     kinit    orbd          rmid         tnameserv
appletviewer   jar        javac         javaws    jmap   jstat      klist    pack200       rmiregistry  unpack200
apt            jarsigner  javadoc       jconsole  jps    jstatd     ktab     policytool    serialver
jon23d@jfd:~/devel/java]$ /opt/jdk1.5.0_07/bin/javac
Usage: javac <options> <source files>
So, as you can see - the program is found only if I specify the folder... Am I missing something?
Old 06-22-2006, 12:06 AM   #2
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The folder in your $PATH appears to be /opt/jdk1.5.0_08/bin, whereas the folder in which the executable lives is /opt/jdk1.5.0_07/bin.
Old 06-22-2006, 12:09 AM   #3
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Thanks... I knew it had to be something goofy, works fine now!


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