Searching for Java(tm) Virtual Machine...

Posted on 2005-03-03
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I'm trying to install the latest version of Sybase on a Linux Fedora 2 box, but I keep getting the following error:

[axter@LinuxMySql sybase]$ ./setup
InstallShield Wizard
Initializing InstallShield Wizard...
Searching for Java(tm) Virtual Machine...
......................A suitable JVM could not be found. Please run the
program again using the option -is:javahome <JAVA HOME DIR>

I've already installed j2re1.4.2_07, but I still get the above error.

I can I get it to install?
Question by:Axter
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ID: 13461609

   You might check the README or installation instruction for Sybase. It is most likely you need to set the environment variable
JAVA_HOME before you install Sybase. Or use
./setup -is:javahome <path to your java installation>

Say, run the following commands to determine where is the java and JAVA version you install.
which java  (should look like /usr/java/jre1.4.2_07/bin/java )
java -fullversion


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Author Comment

ID: 13469186
I'm getting no Java return for which java.

I think what I need is some really good instructions on how to install Java on Linux
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Accepted Solution

wesly_chen earned 2000 total points
ID: 13480736

  Java installation is quite straightforward, it's usually installed in /usr/java/jdk_<version> or /usr/java/jre_<version>.
Just do
ls -al /usr/java
too check the installation.

  Then have your path set to it
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk_<verion>
export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH

After you set the path to $JAVA_HOME/bin, then try
java -fullversion
to see if java is there or not.

Then you can install Sybase after java is ok.

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Author Comment

ID: 13482952
Thanks for the help.

After looking at your post, I realize my script was using incorrect case for JAVA_HOME.

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