Can't install latest version of Java
I'm experiencing a great deal of trouble trying to update my Java version. I have a version of Knoppix with Java 1.4.2_05 (out of the box) and I need to upgrade to the latest Java. I have been struggling this for some time, and have carried out numerous searches on Google trying to find the solution, with no success at all.
I have downloaded the self-extracting .bin file from the Java site, and this has unpacked normally on my system. I have followed the configuration and setup instructions, using ln -s, with the correct download and install paths for JRE and for my plugins directory for my browser.
Despite all this, my system has not registered the new Java. The version remains at 1.4.2_05. What I would like to do is completely remove this old version of JRE, and install the latest one afresh. How do I do this? The goal is to have the latest Java version up and running on my system.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
Having problems with java
Hey, you seem to be quit ok with java. I have a knoppix version 3.6 and not so sure on how to compile and run java programs.
Originally Posted by hugortega
This is what i have been doing to no avail:
$ /etc/alternatives/javac myfile.java
I get a report that i have one error.. environmental variable or something.\
Please give me a brief rundown on how to compile, run my codes. Do i need to download the latest java compiler?