Azureus and Java Installs
ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY
zamb at saudi.net.sa
Tue Oct 4 11:13:56 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-10-03 at 22:30 -0500, Charles Malespin wrote:
> I went and did the
> sudo apt-get install j2re1.4
> command but it gave me this...
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Package j2re1.4 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
> This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
> is only available from another source
> E: Package j2re1.4 has no installation candidate
As I said, Ubuntu can't package Sub's Java for legal reasons.
Hopefully, this will change somehow in Breezy.
> plus when I do $ java -version I get:
> java version "1.5.0_03"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_03-b07)
> Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_03-b07, mixed mode, sharing)
> which means I have the newest version installed.
Most likely you installed Sun's Java by running their install script.
You didn't build a DEB package for it and that's why Synaptic can't know
that you have Java installed.
> This is what I thought all along, but for some reason synaptic doesnt
> see this and wont let me get Azureus because of depend. with it. Am
> I good with this java package to just go ahead and install Azureus
> from their website?
It did work for me this way. The version of Azureus in the Ubuntu
repository is slightly outdated, so I went ahead and installed the one
form their web site on my home directory and it did work well.
> And do I need to install it in a certain folder etc to make sure it
> works with java?
No. As long as "java -version" works, all you need is to download
Azureus for Linux/GTK2 and unpack it in your home directory and run (or
double click) the "azureus" script that came with it.
Please, follow the instructions in the "Restricted Format" about Java
and you should eliminate a lot of Java related problems. It's very
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