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Re: How install Java JRE on FC3?



Thanks Jim!  I'll try it again tonight.

Hardy

--- Jim Higson <jh 333 org> wrote:

> On Friday 03 Dec 2004 13:06, you wrote:
> > --- Jim Higson <jh 333 org> wrote:
> > > On Friday 03 Dec 2004 12:33, Hardy Merrill
> wrote:
> > > > --- Jim Higson <jh 333 org> wrote:
> > > > > On Friday 03 Dec 2004 12:24, Hardy Merrill
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > > > > > My goal last night was to get JEdit
> installed
> > >
> > > and
> > >
> > > > > > working.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This required Java, so I tried a few
> different
> > > > >
> > > > > ways to
> > > > >
> > > > > > install Java.  First I downloaded Sun's
> JRE SE
> > > > >
> > > > > 1.4.2.
> > > > >
> > > > > > The install seemed to go fine, but in the
> end
> > >
> > > I
> > >
> > > > > would
> > > > >
> > > > > > get an error when trying to run JEdit -
> sorry,
> > >
> > > I
> > >
> > > > > don't
> > > > >
> > > > > > have the text of the error to copy/paste
> in.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Then I went to fedorafaq.org and found
> > > > >
> > > > > instructions
> > > > >
> > > > > > for installing Java via yum, so I did
> > > > > >
> > > > > >    yum install j2re
> > > > > >
> > > > > > which installed j2re from "dag" since I
> have a
> > >
> > > dag
> > >
> > > > > > repo defined.  But still when I try to run
> > >
> > > jedit I
> > >
> > > > > get
> > > > >
> > > > > > an error.
> > > > >
> > > > > Which is...?
> > > >
> > > > Sorry, like I said I'm not on that FC3 machine
> now
> > >
> > > so
> > >
> > > > I don't have the error messages handy - I
> should
> > >
> > > have
> > >
> > > > waited 'till tonight to post :-/
> > > >
> > > > At this point I don't know if it's a problem
> with
> > >
> > > Java
> > >
> > > > or a problem with JEdit, but I was at least
> hoping
> > >
> > > to
> > >
> > > > get a response or two from people who
> successfully
> > > > installed *a* JRE and used a Java application,
> > >
> > > with a
> > >
> > > > pointer to some instructions.
> > >
> > > I use JEdit under JDK 5.0 with no problems,
> > > installed from jpackage rpms.
> > > It might be that your classpath isn't properly
> set,
> > > but without knowledge of
> > > the error it's impossible to say.
> > >
> > > Check echo $JAVA_HOME gives what you'd expect.
> >
> > Jim, I'm getting things confused now - did you get
> jdk
> > 5.0 from jpackage also, or just JEdit?  Where did
> you
> > get JDK 5.0 from?
> 
> I got both from there, however they only provide
> nosrc.rpm files for the JDK 
> because of Sun's restrictive redistribution laws.
> 
> > After installing JRE and JEdit, I didn't do
> anything
> > extra to set classpath or $JAVA_HOME - was I
> supposed
> > to?
> 
> JAVA_HOME should be set to the root of the JDK/JRE.
> With Sun's rpms you do 
> this yourself, the jpackage ones manage it for you.
> 
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