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Re: java again really



On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 07:01 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
> Knute Johnson wrote:
> >> Knute Johnson wrote:
> >>     
> >>> To install and run Sun Java on F8 look at the simplified instructions 
> >>> on this site;
> >>>
> >>> http://rabbitbrush.frazmtn.com/sun-java-on-F8.html
> >>>
> >>> You don't need to remove anything before installing Sun Java.  JEdit 
> >>> should work with icedtea anyway.
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>    Some of the things the page says are wrong. But it will be easy now 
> >> with sim links to use the right java and jedit will work. By the way, I 
> >> tried it with icedtea and it did not work at ALL!
> >>     
> >
> > What is wrong with the document?
> >
> >   
> Funny you should ask :-)
> 
> The document is good but it appears the two lib files are already on F8 
> and it leaves out the most important part. You need to use the new java 
> when you call java from a terminal. I got done with the document but 
> when I would type java -version I got the wimpy version Fedora sends.
> 
>     So I looked at /usr/bin/java and it is linked to 
> /etc/alternatives/java. So I mv java old.java. Then link to the new java 
> with this:
> 
> [root k5di bin]# ln -s  /usr/java/default/bin/java /etc/alternatives/java
> 
> The default/bin/java will be the latest one in the /usr/java/ directory.
> 
>     With this addition my jedit was installed fast and it works right. I 
> needs to be added to the document.
----
and so there you have the latest installment of "What Not to Do"
starring, you know who.

Craig


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