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Old 01-03-06, 04:55 PM   #1
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Linux installation woes, what and why is this?


I am trying to install limewire. Its an RPM, so thats good. I download, it opens up like a windows .exe with the progress bar and all is well. Until it pops up a window saying it cannot find j2re and is required for the installation!
What on earth is this j2re? I think it has something to do with java, but i have java installed! Can somebody tell me how this can be rectified?
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You need to install the Java Runtime environment. Maybe look for the newest version.
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- use gnutella
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I have gnutella installed and for whatever the reason it wont work
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- check firewalling via system-config-securitylevel if you have trouble w/packet traffic via a specific protocol... sometimes restrictive settings can be unknowingly enforced...

- p2p can also be a problem w/some ISPs (i notice severe traffic degradation w/Verizon when p2p is in use; of course, it could also be your friendly RIAA folks monitoring your network traffic via a blanket search warrant)

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I ran kazaa lite with windows, no problems. COmcast is my ISP.
I've got no firewall or anything other than default.
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I ran kazaa lite with windows, no problems. COmcast is my ISP.
I've got no firewall or anything other than default.
NOOOOOOOOOOO! Not Kazaa!!

Go with ares...fast download, lots of songs, and it takes about 2min of installation time.
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I was using kazaa lite, spyware free
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J2RE = Java 2 Runtime Environment. It is free from www.sun.com

I do not know however if that is really what is causing your problem.
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What distro?

You should be able to use yum or apt and it will get all the dependant packages.
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Then just use yum. It's a great package managing tool much like Debians apt. You simply install software over the internet with a few commands.

First do: # yum update yum //this updates the yum program just in case it needs it
Then: # yum install whateverthepackagenameis

And it will list out everything and ask you if it's ok to install everything. Hit yes and you should be good to go.

Oh btw you have to have a high speed connection.
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RPM is fine when it works and sucks when it doesn't. Also, it is sort of handicapped for most foundation-up installs because although it will gladly complain about dependencies, it has no way of dealing with them. Most OSes use an install manager that manages RPM to handle this. I understand that someone has ported the base paortion of the FreeBSD Ports system to linux but I haven't tried it out because I'm not a heavy linux user. I heard it works okay but isn't as complete as Ports running on FreeBSD. Not to start an OS war but I find it unfortunate that although linux has taken off as a dominant commercial unix-like OS, it hasn't adapted as robust sysadmin facilities as FreeBSD.
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Yeah, just use FreeBSD. I've got a P-133 system using FreeBSD I built as a modem-server over 10-years ago. It's got an uptime of over 5-years now.
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Yehaw baby...when I do *nix...I go free
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