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Old 09-12-2004, 01:14 AM   #1
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What's a good java client for Mandrake 10? I know Sun is out there but I am uncertain as to if it is compatible with Mandrake..
 
Old 09-12-2004, 01:49 AM   #2
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Do you mean Sun's Java SDK? That is definately compatible with Linux.
There are also Blackdown Java, which is compatible with linux, but I don't know how good it is.

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Old 09-12-2004, 02:02 AM   #3
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Well I downloaded the Sun SDK and Mandrake won't let me open the binary....what should I do? Or how can I open the bin?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 06:58 AM   #4
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What are you going to be using this java client for?
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:10 AM   #5
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I planned on using it for a direct connect java client that I found because I can't get ANY other direct connect client to work....keep getting compile/make errors...
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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Re: Java

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What's a good java client for Mandrake 10? I know Sun is out there but I am uncertain as to if it is compatible with Mandrake..
I use Sun's downloadable java, and it works fine in Mandrake 10.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 11:44 AM   #7
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Re: Re: Java

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I use Sun's downloadable java, and it works fine in Mandrake 10.
How'd you get it to work? I downloaded some .bin file and it wouldn't launch.
 
Old 09-12-2004, 04:31 PM   #8
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http://java.com:80/en/download/help/...ll.jsp#install


this is the instructions for installing it at Java.com ' s website.
you need to chmod the bin to be executable
 
Old 09-12-2004, 08:05 PM   #9
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How'd you get it to work? I downloaded some .bin file and it wouldn't launch.
A fair question. I read the installation instructions at the Sun web site, and I followed them.

After downloading the file, I moved it into a directory I keep in ~/src for all of my downloaded rpms, bins, and tarballs.

I then dropped to a command line by opening a terminal windows.

su [to become superuser
password: *****
cd ~/src
chmod +x sunjavafile.bin
./sunjavafile.bin
ln -s /usr/lib/java/j2rblahblahblah/bin/java /usr/bin/java

That last command creates a symlink in my path for java to work. After that, I restarted my machine (possibly unnecessary, but coming from a Windoze background, I find it often solves wierd problems to reboot or at least end my session and re-enter KDE.

Then I install whatever my java program is or I go to a java test site to see if my java plugin is working. MIght not be - but there are ways to make it work if you need more help with something specific - please post again.

Also, please post if you get it working, and if you have anything else you had to do, please tell us what it is.
 
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Also, the site java.com gives instructions for enabling java in mozilla. Use the instructions for mozilla 1.4 and up, this should also work for mozilla 1.6/1.7
 
  


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