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Old 08-03-2003, 10:12 PM   #1
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Angry help installing java

dont know how the heck to install java, i have red hat 9 and just got it. ive already downloaded it, just need to know how to install it. i dont know how to install anything, email me at
Old 08-03-2003, 10:23 PM   #2
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# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
Old 08-03-2003, 10:32 PM   #3
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If you got the JRE from sun, I believe it is a binary RPM. So ls to the directory it is in, and in console type


You should now have an RPM you can install as root

rpm -Uvh nameoffile.rpm

*forgot to add, as root you need to do a chmod 755 on the binary to make sure it is executable.

Last edited by Glock Shooter; 08-03-2003 at 10:35 PM.
Old 08-03-2003, 10:58 PM   #4
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sun's help site

if you go to and click on the download section, then go to help they have installation instructions for linux... also if you're installing it for mozilla, (which i just did today) are mozillla specific instructions after you have java installed to get the plugin working for the mozilla browser, they worked for me...


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