>>From the getstartderby.pdf:
"You need to set your PATH environment variable so the JVM and Java applications run
correctly. This is extremely important for the success of your installation because the
PATH variable enables your operating system to find the appropriate programs from any
directory. If you have more than one JVM installed, the JVM you want to use must appear
before any of the others in the PATH variable.
To check the PATH environment variable:
1. In a command window, type the following:
If the path is set correctly, you will see a printout telling you the version of your JVM.
2. If the command does not return the correct version of your JVM, set the PATH
variable by adding the bin subdirectory of the JVM directory to the beginning of the
For example, if the directory is C:\JDK1.4, add C:\JDK1.4\bin to the beginning
of the path.
3. Repeat step 1 to make sure the PATH environment variable is set correctly."
results in (I'm on Linux, Fedora Core 4):
$ java -version
java version "1.4.2"
gij (GNU libgcj) version 4.0.0 20050519 (Red Hat 4.0.0-8)
Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
In my /usr/java I have the folders
but I have no JAVA_HOME when I
>2. If the command does not return the correct version of your JVM, set the PATH
>variable by adding the bin subdirectory of the JVM directory to the beginning of the
How do manage #2? /dan