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Old 07-19-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Installing JDK 6 version 14 with yum

Hi All,

I am having difficulty installing Java Development Kit 6 version 14 with yum. Is there a bash command sequence that you can advise me on?

Thanks, Rasaan
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yum install java?

Do you have an error message? That'd be useful. If you don't tell us the difficulties we can't solve them.
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AFAIK, you cannot install the sun jdk with yum at all. Either you use the openJDK or you download the sun jdk and you install it with rpm -ivh. Alternatively, you can check out the instructions on
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yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin

This package contains just the Java Runtime Environment. To develop Java programs, install the java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel package. Install all the OpenJDK 6 packages, including the API documentation, by using the wildcard java-1.6.0-openjdk*

The channel #fedora on is the easiest and probably the faster way to get answers to questions like this one.

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Old 07-20-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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many thanks

I appreciate it a bunch. Ill get right on it

thanks, Rasaan


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