javac: Command not found

Posted on 2004-10-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
Hello Everyone,

I just installed java j2sdk1.4.2_05 and j2re1.4.2_05 on Fedora 2 Linux using rpm utility. My java files are stored here:
       1.     /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05
       2.     /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_05

When I do javac or java, I get this error:
        bash: javac: command not found.
        bash: java: command not found.

I have changed the CLASSPATH variable as:
export CLASSPATH:$CLASSPATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/javac:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/java

I know there is alot of online help available but I am still not able to run my application. I think I haven't actally understood what I need to do. Can someone throw some light?

Thanks for any help.
Question by:seemasharma22
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Hi seemasharma22,

Try setting the path to the Java directory also, not too good at BASH, but might be this:

export PATH:$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/javac:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05/bin/java

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YOu need to set the path as well

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If you want to do that in your .bashrc, you should do something like

EXPORT JAVA_HOME=/user/java/j2sdk1.4.2_05
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Ah, so THAT's how you do it. Where do you learn this stuff anyways? Thinking of changing to Linux ;)
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