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Old 11-10-2004, 07:20 PM   #1
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Question Having trouble installing java...

I'm trying to install java on my machine so i can run limewire but i've got to a point where i'm not sure what to do...
I ran the initial RPM that i downloaded from Sun:
in the direcroty /usr/java which produced the file:
I don't know what to do with this file... Any suggestions?
Old 11-10-2004, 08:15 PM   #2
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I don't use Suse, but Mandrake, so this may or may not help.

When I downloaded the rpm.bin files from Sun to install Java and also the Java Runtime Environment, running those files produced regular .rpm files that I was then able to simply install with

rpm -ivh [name_of_file].rpm
Everything was automatic and Java worked fine.

This probably isn't very helpful, but at least it may give some kind of clue, I hope.
Old 11-10-2004, 08:16 PM   #3
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Er, I don't know about that file! But -
Looks like you're attempting to install the full development kit; if all you want to do is run Limewire and other Java apps, try the runtime environment instead (j2re). You may find it already on your distro disks if you have them..


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