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Old 03-18-2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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installing Java platform


I am trying to install the Java runtime environment on FC6 (because it's necessary in order to run LimeWire) and I can't seem to get anything to work right. I finally followed all the instructions given to me on their website, and I received a message that said that the latest version of Java is already installed. However, when I try to open a site that uses javascript or that requires JRE, it tells me that it is NOT installed and gives me the link to Java's site. Also, when I try to install LimeWire, it gives me an error message that it cannot install correctly because Java is not installed on my system. Now, I found out that Java comes pre-packaged with FC6, so installing it is actually unnecessary.

Any ideas on what's going on? This has got me thoroughly stumped. Thanks in advance, guys.

Old 03-18-2007, 04:14 AM   #2
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You need to add two magical lines to the "profile" file under /etc:

export JRE_HOME

Then log out and back in and as root type this in a terminal:

echo $JRE_HOME

if that returns the path to your JRE, your problem should be solved.


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