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Old 06-22-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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Java 2 Enviro Install help

ok i swear to god i did search the threads here and i couldnt find this answer, i did find a few posts with similar questions but no resolution.

im a linux newbie and have been installing most things with yum and rpms. but to get the new java i dl a rpm.bin file. ok so how do i get the rpm to where i can run it, command line is fine, just how do i do it
Old 06-22-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
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sorry if this was a dumb question found the answer in irc

chmod u+x rpm.bin

thx for looking anyways maybe it helps someone else
Old 06-22-2004, 02:10 AM   #3
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Wink Re: Java 2 Enviro Install help

here is how I installed my J2sdk1.4.2

0.)Open a console (if you are using X), and go to the folder where the .bin is located. For the purposes of providing an example, let us say that your installer is j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin (I believe this is the latest version of JDK1.4 series. Haven't tried 1.5 yet, though... )

1.) since you might need root priveleges to install, type
su root
and enter you password

2.) type
chmod 777 j2sdk-1_4_2_04-linux-i586.bin
This would tell linux that the installer is executable

3.) type
This will execute the binary installer

4.) There will be the some agreements to be agreed upon, some settings to set, (for example, the directory where you would want you java environment to be installed). Mine is installed in /usr/local/j2sdk1.4.2_04/.

5.) You now have installed your Java Environment. To use it, you might use /<java installation>/java myprogram

Old 06-22-2004, 03:47 AM   #4
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cheers adz for the walkthrough, had the same problem, works fine now.
Old 06-22-2004, 04:27 AM   #5
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hello i got a different Question, but it has something to do with JRE though.
I just started with linux and want to have a download program for bittorent, so i chose Azureus, i tried to install it but it said my version was too old--> java1.2 instead of java 1.4, well i installed java and it says still the same, som1 can help me out? btw this is the error:

Starting Azureus...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
OOPS, your java version is too old [java = 1.2]
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from
ls: /usr/java: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/java/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from
[gigi@c5147018a azureus]$


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