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Old 01-29-2005, 07:58 PM   #1
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Installing softlink to java?


I am installing java form this web site as help
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...9&postcount=12
And it says to make a softlink
3. Create soft link of java to /usr/bin ' ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/bin/java /usr/bin/java
What do I do I don't under stand it!?
Im useing JDK 1.5.0_01
 
Old 01-29-2005, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Installing softlink to java?

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Originally posted by usernameddr
I am installing java form this web site as help
http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...9&postcount=12
And it says to make a softlink
3. Create soft link of java to /usr/bin ' ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_01/bin/java /usr/bin/java
What do I do I don't under stand it!?
Im useing JDK 1.5.0_01
You're supposed to get JRE, not JDK

www.java.com --> manual download
 
Old 01-30-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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I fixed it its ok but there it uses JRE I use JDK I just switch the filenaems.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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i dunno exactly if this is what they ment, but it worked for me... make a link from your java folder/bin to /bin....i did that and all my java programs worked (limewire)
 
Old 01-30-2005, 12:33 PM   #5
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Never change filenames of the file themselves to suite the instructions you are following. You will need to change the filename in the command to suit what you have downloaded. Usually due to you getting a more recent version than the guy who wrote the instructions in a forum, so the version numbers are different. That is when you change his instructions (fileversion number) to reflect what you downloaded.
Changing filenames in this case (&most cases) is bad, not just different version, but different packages altogether. Jre = java runtime environment (what we want to use on our machine to make java appz work), Jdk = java developers kit ( for programmers to use to create java appz)
 
Old 02-04-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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Never change filenames of the file themselves to suite the instructions you are following. You will need to change the filename in the command to suit what you have downloaded. Usually due to you getting a more recent version than the guy who wrote the instructions in a forum, so the version numbers are different. That is when you change his instructions (fileversion number) to reflect what you downloaded.
Changing filenames in this case (&most cases) is bad, not just different version, but different packages altogether. Jre = java runtime environment (what we want to use on our machine to make java appz work), Jdk = java developers kit ( for programmers to use to create java appz)
It looks as if he might have been talking about the actual path that he switched /usr/java/jdk-1 instead of /usr/java/jre-1. At least I hope that is what he is talking about.
 
  


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