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Old 09-17-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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locating java install on FC3

Hey guys, today I downloaded a linux j2re runtime from Sun's website, and then attempted to install it. It was an rpm.bin file, so per some posts I found on this site I did a chmod =+x to the file, and then executed it. However, all it really did was just leave me with a standard rpm file when it was done. I then installed the rpm using yum. (yum install j2re-1_4_2_09-linux-i586.rpm) This seemed to work in that yum didn't give any errors and said Complete! when it was finished.

So here's my question: Where the heck did it install it?? typing "java" at a command line brings back a "command not found" message. I'm assuming I have to setup some classpath stuff, but I don't think I can do that yet since I don't even know where to tell Linux the path of it is. I did a locate on java, j2re, etc, and all I found was a bunch of unrelated stuff. So I'm really scratching my head as to where it could have installed it.

I tried doing a rpm -qa | grep j2re, and it returned this: j2re-1.4.2_09-fcs. That appears to be the one I installed, so I guess that's good news...

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Old 09-18-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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Actually, i did it all different.

Once the .bin extracted to an RPM, i cp-ed it into /usr/java .
There i installed it with rpm -iv <.rpm> as root.

Now there's a subdirectory in java: /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_09

I suggest you take a look into /usr/java maybe it's there...

btw: I installed the jre1.5.0_04 into /usr/java too...

regards, polemon

PS: Oh, and in case you want to search for it, id suggest the search thingy under GNOME (Places>Search for files).

Last edited by polemon; 09-18-2005 at 08:20 AM.


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