How to install JAVA in FC3.
I did an installation on a second pc. I had such a headache installing JAVA after I ran all the updates. Many threads point to this download site. Which I think is incorrect. The real download is here. You need to go to the LINUX RPM (self-stracting file) and click on the YELOW download button to begin your donwload.
Once you download is done open the terminal and become root and type:
Press ENTER untill you get to the license agreement and you will be prompted to type yes or no, type "yes". Here is the example:
You will get this result:
For inquiries please contact: Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150
Network Circle, Santa Clara, California 95054, U.S.A.
Do you agree to the above license terms? [yes or no]
UnZipSFX 5.40 of 28 November 1998, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs@lists.wku.edu).
And from here all you do is install the rpm:
AND you are done. You can check here to see if you JAVA works. You can also follow this how to from fedoranews.org That is where I found the incorrect links. And to be honest I did not do any extra tweaks to make it work.
rpm -ivh j2re-1_4_2_06-linux-i586.rpm
UPDATED: I did not have to create the link for java but just in case this is how you do it:
Intended for newbies. Enjoy.
ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_06/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so