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Old 03-05-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
mf5160
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Problems installing limewire


I am trying to install Limewire.rpm but its giving me the following error:
error: Failed dependencies:
j2re >= 1.4.1 is needed by LimeWire-free-4.12.11-0.i386


which is quite wierd cause i installed the latest jdk and set the PATH variable to point at it. Even when i use java -version it gives me the write one

java version "1.6.0"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b105)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.6.0-b105, mixed mode, sharing)

Does anyone know what to do ?
Thnks
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:15 PM   #2
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just curious...have you tired using YUM to install?
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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I think it would be helpful if you were a bit more specific:
- which distribution are you using?
- which arch: 32 or 64 bit?
- where did you get the rpm: from the repositories or straight from Limewire?

Btw, recently installed it on openSuse, no problem.
 
Old 03-05-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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Have you tried
Code:
update-alternatives --config java
IF you have and still get the error, you can force the installation
Code:
rpm -ivh name_of_any_app.rpm --force --nodeps
See 'man rpm' for more info
 
Old 03-06-2007, 04:29 AM   #5
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Sorry for not telling my details. I am using Fedora Core 6 and 32 bit arch. My repositories don't seem to have Limewire. When i do yum search limewire the only thing i get is something called mldonkey. I got the rpm package from the limewire site. As for the command
update-alternatives --config java
It doesn't seem to exist.
Thanks again
 
Old 03-06-2007, 05:18 AM   #6
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Force the installation then with no dependencies.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 05:55 AM   #7
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Could you post the output of (as root):

echo $JAVA_HOME?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:04 PM   #8
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Nothing is in the variable JAVA_HOME. Do i have to set that? isn't it just the PATH variable i have to set ? Could there be a problem with jdk 1.6.0 ?
 
Old 03-06-2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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Well, if it's not there, it wouldn't hurt to set it issueing these commands (as root):

echo JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.6.0 >> /etc/profile
echo export JAVA_HOME >> /etc/profile
(just check first whether /usr/java/jdk1.6.0 is the correct path to the jdk on your box)

Then check echo $JAVA_HOME again.

Will it make a difference? Depends on limewire but given the error message, it wouldn't surprise me. JAVA_HOME is required for some applications that tend to ignore any paths.

Last edited by jay73; 03-06-2007 at 02:28 PM.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 03:15 PM   #10
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The force installation actually worked. I am still abit worried though cause i have problems with azureus as well. Whenever i run it, it loads and the terminates and leave a text file in my home folder that is not helpful at all:

#
# An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
#
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00000001, pid=14602, tid=3086904208
#
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.6.0-b105 mixed mode, sharing)
# Problematic frame:
# C 0x00000001
#
# If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
# http://java.sun.com/webapps/bugreport/crash.jsp
#

So there must be something wrong with my java even though i can compile and run java programs with no problem. I really don't think its my version of java but i find it quite hard to beleive that i have done something wrong becuase i have installed previous versions with no difficulty at all.
 
  


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