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  1. #1

    Newbie Java VM

    Where do i get a java VM?

    How do i install a Java VM?

    I downloaded jre-1.3.1_08.i586.rpm from the sun website, when i click it redhat installs it on the computer (so it says), but when i try and install limewire i get a message telling me to first install a Java Virtual Machine.

    Have i installed the write thing or what have i done wrong?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    It is probably installed, it's only that Sun's JVM installs in strange places. Try running this, and then try again:
    ln -s /usr/java/j2re*/bin/java /usr/bin/java

  3. #3

    I'm having the same problem.....

    I've installed the rpm - it's created the following directory - /usr/java/jre1.3.1_08/bin
    BUT when I type java I get unknown command.... what I am doing wrong ? I want to install a java .jar file....

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Most likely you havent got your java binary in you path, try to execute the direct path.


    If that works, add that directory to you PATH environment variable in /etc/profile or in your .bash_profile in your homedirectory. Or perform the command that Dolda suggested, that should work for you to.



  6. #5
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    May 2003
    UK-Heart of Cheshire
    Also if is for a browswer u need to create a symbolic link to the java plugins, in the browers plugins directory. This needs to be smymbolic for mozilla otherwise the browser crashes.

    I have java and mozilla running fine now but am not on my linus machine to give the directories

  7. #6

    you boys....

    Thanks chaps ! that's cracked it

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