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Old 06-25-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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Java Runtime Environment installation trouble

Hello to all,

I'm running RH 8.0 and I use Mozilla for a browser. I installed the Java Runtime Environment that I downloaded from the sun site. I have followed the installation instructions there. After installing the rpm is says to make a symbolic link from <jre>/plugin/i386/ns600/ to <mozilla>/plugins. In my i386 directory I have three directories named ns4, ns600 and ns610. What folder should I make the link to? My intuition tells me I should make it to the ns610 folder because it looks like some kind of update from ns600. If it is, what is ns4?

Another question: I've seen a lot of help on the net about this installation and many of them say that you have to 'add java to your path.' If I just have the Java Runtime Environment and not the SDK (ie: I won't be doing any programming), do I have to do that?

Thanks for the help.
Old 06-25-2003, 10:57 PM   #2
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ns4 is old netscape version 4.7ish, the ns6 is the new netscape based on the mozilla rendering engine.

just type 'java' at your user cli, if it presents you with a list of options and flags, then its already in your path
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add the symlink in the /plugins dir. No in any subdirs or anything.
Just make sure that your original file has root:users permissions otherwise only root will be able to use java.


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