web photo gallery builders in Gnome?
volume at dmartin.org
Fri Oct 28 19:25:55 UTC 2005
> Thanks so much for your help -- that solved it, and Jalbum is
> now installing.
> Could you please explain what I just did? I have seen the
> export command, but I don't think that I have ever used it before
A great question to ask. It's easy to type what you are told, but to gain
experience, you must understand what you are typing.
export is a command to set environment variables. If you type "set" you
will see a list of all your current environment variables and their values.
So lets go through this:
This set the JAVA_HOME, which is used by the JVM and many Java applications.
$PATH represents the current value of PATH. You can see for youself if you
type "echo $PATH". So the command I had you type prepended
"/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/bin" to your current PATH setting.
Before setting the path, when you typed "java", the "java" command at
/usr/bin/java was found (which is the Gnu Classpath java). After setting
the PATH, the "java" at /usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/bin/java is found (which is
Hope that clears it up.
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