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Old 11-07-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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Having trouble getting java to work on Linux...

I installed the latest rpm's, j2sdk-1_4_2_02-linux-i586.rpm and j2re-1_4_2_02-linux-i586.rpm, and I still cant use java, javac, or javax

i tried exporting the path, and adding some code to the profile file, but it doesn't seem to be working.

if anyone knows what I need to do to get it working, that would be great.
Old 11-07-2003, 01:49 PM   #2
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This questoin has been asked many many many times. Try searching.
Old 11-07-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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Originally posted by hackers_
This questoin has been asked many many many times. Try searching.
You should at least give a link to a possible thread or solution. This is not just a RTFM or go search site with no help provided to them whatsoever. At least be more prone to give some type of advice or ask for error messages, etc. This has been asked before but its impossible to get everyone to search first before asking.


If your provide maybe a little more details on your issue we might be more of help. Any errors? Why you htink its not working, etc? And of course a search on the site might find your answer before anyone might post it for you, once we get more details.

Old 11-07-2003, 02:40 PM   #4
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I am not sure what the problem is. I have installed the packages listed about and I still can not use javac or javax or any java commands. I have read many things that say you need to export path or add stuff to usr/profile which I have done, but I still cannot get it to work.

I was wondering if anyone can tell me what I actually need to do to get it to work. From the time it is installed from an rpm to the point I can say javac or javax or java --version and actually get a response
Old 11-07-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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add these lines to end of your /etc/profile:

pathmunge $JAVA_HOME/bin after
export JAVA_HOME
open a new shell and try:

java -version

you should see output with the java version. if not (like you get a command not found), try to log out and log back in.
Old 11-07-2003, 02:58 PM   #6
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finally got it to work

the thing that i didnt do was add the stuff to my .bash_profile

i had everything else already done

thank you for those that responded


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