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Postby Rednax » 2005-09-05 18:35

im having some difficulty in getting java to run on firefox, or even any web browser as a matter of fact. i downloaded the rpm's and when i try run them i get errors like no folder found. ive looked on apt-get.org and couldnt find any java packages that worked. its probally me being a complete noob as to why it wont work.
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Postby pigah » 2005-09-05 19:58

Try to add:

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deb http://www.tux.org/pub/java/debian unstable non-free


to your apt-sources list. with proper version (stable,testing,unstatble) of course.
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Postby Guest » 2005-09-05 20:09

how do i go about adding that
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Postby lacek » 2005-09-05 20:28

Do this:
1. Download j2re from sun. Pick the "linux self-extracting file". Make it executable (chmod +x jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin) and run it.
2. It creates a directory (jre1.5.0_04)to the current one. Move this directory to, say, /usr/local/.
3. Create symlinks from the java dir (/usr/local/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7) to the mozilla plugin directory.
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Postby piper » 2005-09-06 14:36

Download j2re from sun into your home directory Make it executable (chmod +x jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin) or right click properties, permissions click on "ls executable"

*as root

apt-get install java-package

*as user

fakeroot make-jpkg jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586.bin

*as root

dpkg -i sun-j2re1.5_1.5.0+update04_i386.deb
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Postby Guest » 2005-09-09 08:52

thanks for that people! java works like a dream now.
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