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Re: here's how I installed Sun's Java, comments are welcome

Here's a step-by-step guide for installing Java on Debian:


Graham Williams wrote:
Received Thu 03 Jun 2004  2:37am +1000 from David Baron:

On Friday 14 May 2004 12:57, debian-user-digest-request@lists.debian.org wrote:

If I remember correctly, all the Java stuff is installed in one place
(e.g. /usr/local/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04), so it is easy to maintain. You
can however create a deb package from the JSDK or JRE, either be
downloading the RPM and using alien, or by converting the installer:


I did not have any luck with that package converter. I used alien on the RPM and installed Sun Java 1.5.0. I places it in /usr/java which is OK.

Attempting the run Java, I get that it cannot find the main objects.

I followed instructions with the "virtual packages" which set up pointers to Java and it man pages. Still cannot run it.

My log of installing Java is at:


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