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Old 12-28-2004, 04:40 PM   #1
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links in console blinking red


I recently install the Java SDK rpm, and appended this to the end of my /etc/bashrc:
export PATH
I did whereis java and it showed there to be one in /usr/bin (previously there wasn't one). I listed it with ls -l and it showed the file in white text and red background color, blinking:
[alex@localhost alex]$ ll /usr/bin/java
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 30 Dec 24 03:53 /usr/bin/java -> /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/bin/java
[alex@localhost alex]$
What is it trying to tell me?
Old 12-28-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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a blinking red link in terminal means a dead link. IE: you created a non-existant symlink. i think you went about trying to symlink the java the wrong way. please check out This Tute for the proper way to install & symlink Java & make it work for various browsers.

Old 12-28-2004, 09:35 PM   #3
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Oh i see what they're from. They're pointing to 1.5, and i downgraded to 1.4, so that directory that they were linking to does not exist anymore.



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