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Old 01-16-2004, 05:10 AM   #1
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getting java to work with mozilla

hey wondering the best way to get java to work with mozilla

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Old 01-16-2004, 10:18 AM   #2
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There are many threads about this :

Or go to
Look for the "Download J2SE v 1.4.2_03" section - in the JRE column, select Download then pick "Linux platform - RPM in self-extracting file" - Also have a look at Installation instructions, they're pretty clear.
Old 01-19-2004, 09:09 AM   #3
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ok, the instruction seem pretty clear. the only problem is i'm sure how to run a script. i'm running fedora core 1. i've never done anything with linux. Here's what i am doing, please tell me what i'm doing wrong:

I downloaded j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586-rpm.bin to \root
Since i'm in a graphical environment, i open the window \root.
i find the file i just downloaded.
i double click on it and it opens in a window. from here it gives me the option of opening it with gedit, GNU Emacs, Nedit, vi, vim, XEmacs, or other... It shows all the code in it.
Thinking that this isn't the way. i open a terminal and type in :
chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586-rpm.bin just like they say.
when i hit enter. nothing happens.
So, i go back to the window. i double click. i choose "open with gedit" and i go down the line with no effect.
Please point me in the right direction. i can follow instructions, i just need to have some definition here. Thanks!
Old 01-19-2004, 10:53 AM   #4
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first of all, you shouldn't download the file as root.
you'd better download it as a user in your home directory.
let's suppose you downloaded it in /home/yourusername/download:
- open a terminal (as user, not root)
- go to the directory where the downloaded file is stored :
$ cd ~/download ($ is the prompt, don't type it)
$ chmod a+x j2re-1_4_2_03-linux-i586-rpm.bin
Now you have to extract the rpm. Type :
$ ./j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586-rpm.bin (don't forget ./ )

the license is displayed. answer yes.
Now you have to be root to install java. type su and your password
then type:
# rpm -iv j2re-1_4_2_<version>-linux-i586.rpm

once the installation is completed, you may delete the .bin and .rpm in your user directory.


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