Re: Can Java just shoot me?

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Craig White wrote:
On Thu, 2007-11-22 at 06:58 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
Craig White wrote:
On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 19:24 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
Knute Johnson wrote:
On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 14:27 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
Sun's java (neither 32 nor 64 bit) will run as plugin inside of 64 bit


I thought there was supposed to be some software to make that work. Somebody else here mentioned it a couple of days ago.
Just curious,

Well I have F7 and F7-64bit and F8 on this computer and after a day of gaining information and finding things I have Java running on F7 and F8 both 32 bit machines. Another expert said you have to compile a new Firefox for a 64 bit system with special words to make sure the new one is 32 bit. It *SHould* work then on 64 bit system.
you are talking apples and I am talking oranges

I clearly stated running as a plugin within Firefox

Please pay attention.
If I knew how bad this was going to be I would never have started trying to make Java work. It is just TOO HARD!
and from what I gather, you had no reason to do so, your needs
undoubtedly would have been met with java-compat version automatically
included in Fedora.

let's see if you actually got it to work...what do you get when you type
(as root)

alternatives --config java



[[email protected] ~]# alternatives --config java

There is 1 program that provides 'java'.

  Selection    Command
*+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number:

I seem to have one.

And this is on F7. The F8 may not be right but the test web page worked....
for the record...

jre-1.5.0-gcj is the open source java, not Sun's java

# rpm -q --info java-1.5.0-gcj-
Name        : java-1.5.0-gcj               Relocations: (not
Version     :                           Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 14.fc7                        Build Date: Mon 16 Apr 2007
09:17:36 AM MST
Install Date: Fri 07 Sep 2007 08:14:11 PM MST      Build Host:
Group       : Development/Languages         Source RPM:
Size        : 113281                           License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Fri 18 May 2007 12:36:46 PM MST, Key ID
Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <>
URL         :
Summary     : JPackage runtime compatibility layer for GCJ
Description :
This package installs directory structures, shell scripts and symbolic
links to simulate a JPackage-compatible runtime environment with GCJ.


All that be what it may. I checked my F8 and changed from the one that was there I gather from the start or maybe a yum product. But I changed to the one I installed and will see how that works. Here is what I did on F8:
[[email protected] ~]$ su -
[[email protected] ~]# alternatives --config java

There are 2 programs which provide 'java'.

 Selection    Command
*+ 1           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-icedtea/bin/java
  2           /usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java

Enter to keep the current selection[+], or type selection number: 2
[[email protected] ~]#

The Java web page checker didn't like the icedtea version for some reason.


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User

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