Fedora 10 and JRE

Posted on 2004-08-17
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I wanna know how can I install a JRE in Fedora 10...

Here is what I do...I download "jre 1.3.1-11" from SUN...and put this JRE under /root directory...and rpm the JRE.  Then, I link the like this "ln -s /root/j*.3.*/plugin/i386/ns600/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so"
And put a few lines into /etc/profile
if ! echo $PATH | /bin/grep -q "/usr/java/j*.3.*/bin"; then

and save /etc/profile...then execute it.

However, I tried to open a web site with some java plugin stuff, but the plugin part didn't show at all...so what should I do?
How exactly I know my JRE is installed and run???  Help please~~

Question by:xenia27
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da99rmd earned 400 total points
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Hi xenia27,
which java
to se what the path is to your version of java.
Dont think is a good idea to have the jre in /root/
try moving it to /usr/local/
and remake the path and link.

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Gns earned 400 total points
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And don't place wildcards in the path.

If you look at the plugins page (Help->plugins), do you see the java plugin there?

-- Glenn
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jlevie earned 1200 total points
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First of all I think you need a later version of the JRE (1.4.x). I don't remember 1.3.1 having a libjavaplugin built with Gcc 3.2, which is needed for Mozilla on Fedora. With an updated JRE installed you'll need t create a symlink like:

ln -s /path-to/j2re-1.4.2/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so
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that's a bad news...@@...I can only use JRE 1.3.1 for the java program I compiled....OK...is there any way I can compile my java program and make it suitable for different version of JRE????  Help~~~~
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It shouldn't matter as long as the JRE is a later version than 1.3.1. Have you tried to run the progam under 1.4.2? And if it failed what was the error.
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CC Jim.
You can actually have multiple java environment installed (but perhaps just one "active" in the browser), if the java program in question isn't "browserbased" it's just a question of the correct PATH etc....

-- Glenn

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OK...I think I got the problem sovled...^^...ver 1.4 is what I need...Thanks~

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