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Old 12-05-2004, 10:42 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Berlin
Distribution: fedora 3
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problems with installing java 5


i just installed java 5 on mandrake 10 via rpm, but if i now type in my bash

# java -version

i get a

# command not found error

if i try to install java again i get the message that the package is already installed

so why is it not in my path? i thought when i installed something via rpm it would be added automatically to my path?

ok, so i added the path explicitly, here is my .bashrc:

# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

export Path=/home/whatever/data/browser/firefox/firefox-installer/firefox
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0
export Path=/usr/java/jdk1.5.0/bin:$Path

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc

but still java is not found (firefox neither),

any ideas?
thanks in advance
Old 12-05-2004, 11:34 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Wales MA.
Distribution: openSuSE 11.1
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java is installed, the plugins are not in place thats all. You need to browse to the java directory, inside it should be a plugin directory(not sure of the exact path so you will have to locate it), copy the plugin, and paste it into mozilla's, and firefox's plugin directories.
Old 12-05-2004, 12:32 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Berlin
Distribution: fedora 3
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but the problem is not that i want java for my browser, i want it because i use eclipse for programming.
but eclipse wont start because it cant the JVM, although i added it to the path.
i am familiar with linux at a medium level, in my last distribution (fedora) i just edited the .bashrc like posted
above and the java-command was available to the system, this time not and i dont know why.
i dont see the mistake i did, it usually worked that way, install something, add the bin to the path and thats it
why not now?

any help would be appreciated


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