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GrayFox0512 10-07-2005 01:54 AM

Java and konqueror
I searched the forums but found no help so decided to post. When I installed Slackware 10.2 it kept giving an error of how it couldn't install the JRE so I decided to leave it out till I got my install finished then install it later. Well that time has come :D I want to download and install the Java Runtime Environment and have it working with Konqueror if possible. I guess I could go with firefox but I prefer to use Konqueror. Please help me as I'm quite new to Linux.

tobyl 10-07-2005 03:25 PM

Using the slackware package is preferable, as it is simpler to keep it updated in future.
For some reason that I have forgotten, i installed java from Sun, but I would recommend using the slackware package if possible.
To download the package, go to a slackware mirror. The java JRE is in the l directory, eg

so once you downloaded it (nearly 30MB!) you would cd to the directory the package is in and

installpkg jre-1_5_0_04-i586-2.tgz

If you already tried this, then post the error message you got.

Alternatively you could install from Sun. - select the Linux (self-extracting file)
and follow the instructions next to the download button.

Generic packages that are not slackware specific tend to install in /usr/local by default,
whereas slack packages generally install in /usr. don't worry about this, but bear it in mind
because if konqueror does not find the java executable, you will need to open konq, go to
settings>Configure konqueror>Java & Javascript and set the path to the java exec

eg /usr/local/java/jre1.5.0_04/bin/java

if you install firefox, the procedure is slightly different, instructions here:

good luck,

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