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Old 02-19-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
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Need Java on my system

Hi. I am running Mandrake 9.0, and I need to install Java on my system. Primarily, I need to develop java software so I need the whole development environment. I just want to make sure that I am doing it write. When I go to Suns website, it gives a bunch of downloads, two of them are for linux. THey are identical save for the format(ones an rpm, the other is not). Downloading one of these and installing it will give me everything I need? Or is there more to it then that?

Also, could anyone tell me where it should be installed on my system, or what I need to change, so that I can call java from any directory.

Thanks very much for any help.
Old 02-19-2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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Well grab the one you like the most (rpm or tarball), anyway it will come as .bin file that you must execute first to unpack it it'll give you either rpm or tarball (whichever you chose), then it is time to either install from rpm or unpack a tarball, and then creating appropriate moification to $PATH, so you won't have to specify the whole path to java, javac when compiling and running your programs.
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