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Old 09-22-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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Limewire install


ok here it goes......

I am not sure if it is ok to ask this but....

can anybody give a linux rookie a couple of beginnig steps to install limewie from a tgz fil?

thanks in adv.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 01:45 PM   #2
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This has been asked many times:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending


make sure you have Java installed on your machine.

in console type:

java

if you don't then install java from www.java.sun.com

if you dont have java, Limewire probably won't install


unpack by typing:

gunzip yourfile.gz

then to extract the .tar

tar -xf yourfile.tar

you should then find a directory named LimeWire or something like that

you need to make sure the file LimeWire is executable

chmod a+x LimeWire

then to execute this file and install

type ./Limewire


http://limewire.com/ may have doc's too


let us know if you need any other help...

Last edited by mikedeatworld; 09-22-2004 at 01:48 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 02:07 PM   #3
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thanks man that was helpful as all heck.....

even though I might have been extremely repetitive

cheers to ya...
 
Old 09-22-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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ok I have installed java however it still says that it is not installed

there is a src.zip file in the folder it installed to a gunzip will not do anything to it

what should I do next

Thanks in advance...
 
Old 09-22-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
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I know this may be "off-sides" by posting this many times in-a-row

But.....

I have installed java like I had just wrote and it does work on the web ( i made a virtual link in my mozilla-1.2.1/plugins) but it still says "java.compiler=none"
why is that and what can I do to fix it

I am running redhat 9 on a compaq notebook and I am running out of steam with this problem

Thank you in adv.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 06:11 PM   #6
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about me saying that the question has been asked many times...i was one of them. but i soon learned that this forum is a wealth of knowledge.

what happens if you type the command

'java' without quotes in command line?

also, if java works and you are happy with it just working in a browser, i may want to recommend trying to install gtk-gnutella versus LimeWire...


hope i could help...
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:45 AM   #7
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Jave has to be added to your path. So say, you installed java to /usr/java/j2re1.4.2 you would edit the file /home/yourname/.bashrc

and add these lines to the bottom of the file.

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2/bin
export PATH

Yes, the bin at the end of the path is supposed to be there, it is a subfolder of where you installed java that contains javas binaries. I had this same problem and this solved it. Make sure the above PATH is the same as where you have java installed. Post back if you have more troubles.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 03:49 AM   #8
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You can take a look at this article on linux.org.zw . It walks you through the process of installing java and a limewire *bin file.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:04 PM   #9
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I have edited my .bash_profile and my .bashrc file and it still won't find java hmmmmm maybe limewaire and myself just were not ment to be........nah just kiddin I have to get this to work, its drivin me nuts!!!

Thanks again
 
Old 09-23-2004, 02:28 PM   #10
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Is it saying that you have to have a VM running when you execute the script in the command line? If it is, log in as root and run the installer from there.

Craig.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 04:53 PM   #11
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Is the path pointing to the bin/ folder inside your Java installation folder or just to your Java folder? Try installing a different release of Java.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 08:15 PM   #12
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OK I have gotten a bit further.......I think

this time when i edited .bash_profile it says

"invocation of this java application has caused a InvocationTargetException"

should I have edited a .bash_profile while in a specific directory

must I be logged in as rroot-and-I read about needing a CLASSPATH somewhere does anyone know if that is necessary

thanx to everyone and anyone else who will / has replied
 
Old 09-23-2004, 08:24 PM   #13
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When I did it i didn't touch the bash_profile file, I just edited .bashrc that is right in ur home folder and put in what I said in one of my earlier posts. Try taking out all of the changes you have made to bash_profile and then doing what I said and post back what has happened. Also, back up your current bash_profile incase I am wrong so you can easily restore all the changes you have made.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 09:18 PM   #14
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here is an example of my .bash_profile

# .bash_profile

# Get the aliases and functions
if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then
. ~/.bashrc
fi

# User specific environment and startup programs

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin

export PATH
unset USERNAME

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/jre/bin

I added the two lines below and LimeWire installed and worked fine. You may also need to add them to to roots .bash_profile as well, in case you need to install other apps as root, that have a dependency on java.
 
Old 09-28-2004, 11:27 AM   #15
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try gtk-gnutella if you cant get java to work...
 
  


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