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Old 10-15-2003, 02:59 PM   #1
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Angry Multiple JAVA Versions / DB2 8.1 / SUSE 8.2

Greeting Linux Community:

I have a couple of issues I would like to address regarding DB2 & JAVA:

Can I have multiple versions of JAVA installed on my Linux box? What is the best strategy for defining JAVA path for DB2 tools (IBM Java 1.31) and global path (JAVA 1.4.1) for other tools (Apache, Tomcat, General)? I currently only have 1.31 on my box and have modified etc/profile to append path globally for all users. This will not work for our dev environment.
Old 10-15-2003, 03:35 PM   #2
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Yes you can have multiple version of java on the same machine.

Your environment problem has its challanges. I'd suggest setting the default JAVA_HOME to be the 1.4.1 for all the tools, etc... and create a shell script called 'dbshell' or whatever and have it spawn a new shell and set the JAVA_HOME to the IBM Java. You can also change the prompt so you dont get confused. When you are done running the db tools, you can exit, and be at the point were you before launching the dbshell.

good luck, not an easy problem to work around.


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