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Old 02-05-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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I just finished d/l and installing Azureus and I'm having one problem. Whenever I try to launch the program, I get an error message saying..........

Java exec not found in PATH, starting auto-search...
ls: / usr/ java: No such file or directory
OOPS, unable to locate java exec in / usr/ java/ hierarchy
You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from

Now this is because my Java is installed in /usr/local
How do I get Azureus to recognize that I do have a valid for of Java installed, and point it to the proper location?

Thanks in advance
Old 02-05-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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Re: Azureus

I would try linking /usr/java to /usr/local/java (or whatever your directory is) and see if that helps you any.

# ln -s /usr/local/java /usr/java

Take care,
Old 02-05-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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You could also do

Old 02-06-2005, 03:09 AM   #4
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the link is better, since many java programs rely on the fact that java is located in /usr/java, that's just the standard location...
Old 02-26-2005, 10:43 AM   #5
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You can always decompress the .bin JRE in /usr/java and avoid a tangle of links. I prefer to keep it simple, especially with Linux being so sophisticated (less to think about). To do so enter the following commands in the console as root:

(to become root, enter password)

cp /path/of/JRE.bin /usr/java
cd /usr/java
sh *.bin

and when decompression is complete

rm *.bin

(make sure that you press Y to only that JRE.bin --if there are others in that directory-- or you may have trouble later). Using the -f option with rm and as root can result in disaster if you aren't careful).

I tried it this way and it work, and I finally got Azureus installed. w00t for me!

Old 02-27-2005, 03:57 AM   #6
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here is what you need

go to this page:

choose: Download J2SE SDK for Other Platforms

accept licence agreement

after installation, should be in directory like this: /usr/java/j2re1.4.1_07/
(or 'whereis j2re' )

(i met same problem before.i tried to link java that already got installed on my machine, didn't work well. so i did what i said above, and it works and need not make link manually.)

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