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Old 08-15-2004, 09:56 AM   #1
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Installing JAVA SDK 1.3 on RedHat7.3


I need to get Java SDK (must be 1.2 or 1.3 (i385)) installed on RedHat7.3 using KDE. After unpacking the *.bin file to hard-disk I am not able to execute java or javac within the bin-directory. Linux tells me it cannot find both files although and are in there. This also happens when I download the current version 1.4 (or whatever version) at sun microsystems.

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here?

Thank you very much for your attention;

Jens Brandt

AMD Duron 1GHz
256 MB RAM
ATI Rage128
Old 08-15-2004, 10:11 AM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Catalunya (Pa´sos Catalans)
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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Rep: Reputation: 15 and ? May be i say a stupid thing but... i would rename for java and javac without ".sh"

If it doesn't works are you shure that this files are in a bin directory that the linux searchs for a command?
examples of directories of linux that searchs:

example directories that (to me) linux doesn't search:

You can create a link from /usr/bin/java to /usr/local/java/bin/java (if it is the directory you have installed it) and the same for javac.

p.s: Anyone knows How to change that (make a directory that linux search for a command) ?
Old 08-15-2004, 10:31 AM   #3
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Hi again, and are in


To me it is also seems to be kind of strange I have shell-files instead of real executable files in there. How come I don't get the right files every time I try to install this? There is a netbeens&java bundel at sun microsystem (but i586 and I need i386). When I install it everything is just fine. The story is I have an old installation routine for installing jUSB on i386. Without having i386 that one returnes me an error.
This is why I went back to installing an older linux version recommended by the IBM-developer. But on my 7.3 destribution there was no SDK included when installing it.

Anyone have an idea?


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