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Old 09-01-2003, 03:27 AM   #1
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Question java with mozilla and open office

hi...i'm using slackware and i want to install java in it...i tried to untar it to /usr/local but thats about all i did...seems like open office can't detect the java. and mozilla can't upgrade as well...thanks for all your help
Old 09-01-2003, 04:09 AM   #2
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so, what kind of package have you got, sdk?
then you have untarred it in /usr/local...
Well, then it should be installed doing:
make install (as superuser)
Old 09-01-2003, 05:20 AM   #3
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If all you've done is unpack it in /usr/local there'll be depending on whether it's the jre or sdk


chmod u+x j2sdk_whatever_theversion.bin


And that'll create the the directory for it and install it in /usr/local as
you guessed it

j2sdk_whatever_theversion (or slightly different name if it's just the runtime environment you got)

Open Office should detect it if you put in

JAVA_HOME=path_to_the_java_directory_you just installed

logout and back in again

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there's no configure file in do i go about doing it?...i downloaded another one with .bin ... don't know how to install those kind of files..any help..
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Just do what Looking_Lost said to do:
type chmod u+x j2sdk_whatever_theversion.bin and hit enter
then type ./j2sdk_whatever_theversion.bin and follow the onscreen instructions.
(and then do all the other stuff Looking_Lost said)

And it should all work fine.

If it doesn't, post what you did and any error messages that appear and we'll help with troubleshooting.


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