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Old 02-04-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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I recently installed java jre and it worked fine I played online games just fine I went to bed and woke up and now I cannot play online games it says I need the plugin that I installed before I went to bed and it worked fine I checked to see if my symbolic link was still there and it was I also checked to see if the java plugin was still there and it was I check my browser to see if java was enabled and it was I am using mozilla. One thing I wanted to try was to remove java and reinstall it however when I try to delete the folder in the window access is denied when I try to delete it from command line under root it says It cannot because the folder is not empty I tried the man pages about the rmdir command and it says nothing about a switch that would ignore or over ride this what I need to know is how to remove the java folder and all its subdirectories any help would be appreciated
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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The command to remove the Java folder completey is:

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rm -rf javafoldername
rm = remove
-rf = recursively force

The -r is the one that can delete the directory and its sub-directories.
-f is to force without prompting for deletion. Be careful when using it.

Depending on where you installed the java folder, you may have to log in as root to remove it.

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Old 02-04-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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ok ive deleted the folder thank you now when I try to reinstall java it says its already installed I go to the package manager and it is not listed
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:16 PM   #4
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ok ive deleted the folder thank you now when I try to reinstall java it says its already installed I go to the package manager and it is not listed
It looks like youl're installing Java from an RPM or something. Are you trying to install Java for your internet browser (Mozilla/Firefox)? If so, it's a really simple process if that's the case. If you're trying to install Java systemwide, then that is a little more complex and out of my league. Let me know which one you are trying to do and we can walk you through it.
 
  


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