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Old 02-18-2006, 01:05 PM   #1
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How to use Jdk 1.5.0_06 in SuSE Linux 10

I'm new to Linux. Yesterday I've downloaded jdk1.5.0_06 and installed that in my home folder. The exact path of the bin directory is /home/callsamik/java/jdk/jdk1.5.0_06/bin.

Now whenever I'm typing javac or java (using the proper path also)- it is showing as a bad command. Now I'd like to know how to use jdk in SuSE linux.

If i wish to uninstall it, then what is the procedure of doing that?

Please help me.
Old 02-18-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Try following the directions here:
Installing Sun's Java on SUSE Linux
Old 02-18-2006, 01:30 PM   #3
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Installing programs at your home directory is a bad idea. Indeed, you are free to do so but... doing that, only your user (in this case, callsamik) will have access to Java. A good, better place should be /usr/local or /opt.

Take a look into this post:

post number 5 is the one that should help you out. This thread was supposed to help a friend to get Eclipse running, but the same should work for you.

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What is the procedure to uninstall jdk1.5.0_06 from SuSE Linux 10

I've installed jdk 1.5. The path is ./home/callsamik/java/jdk/jdk1.5.0_06.

Now I want to uninstall it.

Please tell me the proper procedure to do that.

Last edited by callsamik; 02-19-2006 at 12:52 AM.
Old 02-19-2006, 02:03 AM   #5
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Delete that java folder and all its contents.
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Delete that java folder and all its contents.
Thank u for ur help.
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How to set path for javac?

I've installed jdk1.5.0_6. The path to the bin directory of java is /opt/jdk1.5.0_06/bin. Now I'd like to know that how can I set the path that I can use javac from anywhere using command prompt?

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Test it with this command:

$ export PATH=$PATH:/opt/jdk1.5.0_06/bin
$ javac -version
(You should see the java version info)

If that works, update your .bash_profile or .profile or .login file with the above path modification. Use ls -la | more to find which of those three files you have in your home directory.



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