installing Sun JDK on Fedora Core 4
shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Aug 26 09:58:45 MDT 2005
Ross Werner wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, Russel Caldwell wrote:
>> I'm trying to intall Sun JDK on a machine that has Fedora Core 4 on it
>> but I'm getting a message that it can't run in graphical mode and it
>> suggests running the installer in -console or -silent mode.
> I would suggest building RPMs for the JDK using JPackage. RPMs are much
> easier to install/uninstall/use to resolve dependencies than tarballs or
> Sun's .bin installer.
I agree, though I'll add that knowing multiple ways to work around ugly
graphical installers in Linux is a useful skill. Here's what I do, as root:
... then I can run the graphical installer as root. Yes, it's both
insecure and ideologically impure. I need no reminder of that. ;-)
Another strategy is to try to install as a normal user into your home
directory. This works with Skype.
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