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Old 05-11-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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Unhappy Java Run Time Environment.

I'm running Mandriva 2006 which was purchased from an internet vendor (not Mandriva) and cannot get any updates from the Mandriva website. Also I'm not prepared to pay what Mandriva is asking for support being an OAP.

I need Java for some of the sites that I use, but having loaded the prog. and made a symbolic link it still will not work.
The blurb on the Java site does not mention Mandriva 2006 only Red Hat. Is this correct, and is this why the prog. won't run?
Secondly, the Firefox browser that came with Mandriva 2006 is version 1.0.6, and Java recommends version 1.4 or higher.
Again, is this a problem?

I have tried a couple of times to install Firefox in /usr/lib having renamed the three existing Firefox progs. in /usr/lib and /usr/bin which are
after having renamed the three existing Firefox 1.0.6 installs.

Although the browser installs it still won't load!!

Eventually I had to revert to the original file names to enable Firefox 1.0.6 again.

What am I doing wrong?
Any assistance in this matter would be appreciated.

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Old 05-11-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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One thing you might consider doing is installing the java runtime environment that is distributed directly from Sun. They have relatively good documentation on how to install it, so it is pretty painless.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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Java run time

Hi Guys,

Yes, I've tried that. The Java download came from the Sun Website, so I'm no better off there. In fact that was the first place that I looked.

The Urpmi site didn't help either. Although I tied a number of mirrors the only messages I received were
'unable to access hdlist'
'unable to contact to server' which must be incorrect as everything else works.
I'm still in doubt that the Firefox-1.0.6 isn't up to it.



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