how to install java in linux

Joel Finlinson joel.finlinson at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 10:18:42 MST 2005


On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 17:17:15 -0700, Bryan Sant <santbj at ldschurch.org> wrote:
>  
>  >>>charlescurley at charlescurley.com 01/27 4:29 pm >>> 
> He'll probably need to make it executable first. "info chmod". 
>   
>  Also, there is an RPM available, j2re-1_4_2_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin, 
> that is running fine on my FC3 box. It might be easier to install. 
>   
>  >>> 
>   
>  The best way I've found to install Java on FC3 is to do the following as
> root: 
>   
>  * Download the RPM version from java.com (or java.sun.com for the JDK). 
>  * Expand the RPM:  sh j2re-1_4_2_06-linux-i586-rpm.bin 
>  * Install the RPM:  rpm -ivh j2re-1_4_2_06-linux-i586.rpm 
>  * Make a generic link for java:  ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_06
> /usr/java/j2re 
>  * Run FC3's "alternatives" system:  alternatives --set java
> /usr/java/j2re/bin/java 
>  * Run the following to make sure the Sun J2RE is installed:  java -version 
>  * Run the following to add applet support to firefox:  cd
> /usr/lib/firefox-1.0/plugins && ln -s
> /usr/java/j2re/plugin/i386/ns610/libjavaplugin_oji.so 
>   
>  -Bryan 

=============================

  I had this same problem.   

  The -ln commands where what helped me:

http://www.linux-noob.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1101
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-fc3.shtml#java
http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials/2/tutorial-30440.html



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