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Old 12-15-2002, 05:45 PM   #1
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why Sun's Java VM sucks

i don't even know why i want it any more, but the fact that i'm having so much trouble figuring out how to install the java virtual machine means i have to have it. usually i ask people to explain what each command and flag and option means, but this time i just want to know what to type. i have the sel-extracting binary in my /home/username/src directory, and the install page says to cd to the place i want it (i think /usr/lib/java is their example) and then execute the command, but never mentions moving it there! i finally did, but when i try to install limewire linux it STILL says no java vm... do i need to edit my PATH, and if so, how do i make that permanent. Red Hat 8.0 by the way... this seems so much harder than just using those delicious tarballs
Old 12-16-2002, 01:17 AM   #2
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So get the tarball! It is sure a pain to install it seems. Linking here, adding to the PATH there, testing, it's all alot of work for something like Java, I definitely agree.

I don't remember, it's been too long, but I am pretty sure I did get a tarball. You might need to hunt around a bit, but I do think there is one. Once I extracted it, I was basically done. The extracted tarball was precompiled everything. It was the directory, and I just had to move it to my desired location. Which btw is up to you. You are gonna add java to your PATH so wherever you want is fine. I have mine in /usr/local/bin/java but that's just me. Anyway, let's use that for the example. So that's where you are going to have it stored, then add this to your PATH:
And for the browser java plugin:
ln -s /usr/local/bin/java/jre/i386/ns4/ /usr/lib/mozilla<version>/plugins/
ln -s /usr/local/bin/java/jre/i386/ns610/java(it's the only entry and I can't remember the name right now so just use it, don't forget to use TAB autocompletion when possible ) /usr/lib/mozilla<version>/plugins/(whatever the name was)

That's the quick and dirty version, if you need a bit more in depth help, I'll be glad to give it

Old 12-16-2002, 08:05 AM   #3
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If your going thru all that trouble just to install Limewire, I'd say drop it now and just install gtk-gnutella..


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