web photo gallery builders in Gnome?
Timothy A. Holmes
tholmes at mcaschool.net
Fri Oct 28 20:18:12 UTC 2005
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Dan Martin
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 3:26 PM
To: 'Ubuntu Help and User Discussions'
Subject: RE: web photo gallery builders in Gnome?
> 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
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
So lets go through this:
This set the JAVA_HOME, which is used by the JVM and many Java
$PATH represents the current value of PATH. You can see for youself if
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
the PATH, the "java" at /usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/bin/java is found (which
Hope that clears it up.
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[Timothy A. Holmes]
It does clear things up greatly -- my next question is, how would I go
about setting those variables permanently -- It appears to me that the
export command sets those temporarily for that session? Or is it
necessary for those to be set permanently?
Timothy A. Holmes
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