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From Reginald Oake <>
Subject Re: JDK Problems -
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:08:09 GMT

One of the things that typically gives a 'can't find *.so' error the
problem is that the path to the so (shared object) file is not in the
LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable.

You can check this by bringing up a terminal window and entering the
following command...
	set | grep LD_LIBRARY_PATH

The first thing I would do is find out where the file is
(typically <path to your java install>/jre/lib/<arch>/ where
<path to your java install> is the path to the root of the java install
and <arch> is something like i386 -- probably ppc or ppc64 or something
like it in your case). If you can't find it then the problem is that the
install of java did not complete properly or the installer is broken. If
this is the case you will need to find a different j2sdk or jre or check
with the site where you got the installer for further help.

Second, try the following set of commands...
    export JAVA_HOME=<path to your java install>
    export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/<arch>
    java -version
The setting of the JAVA_HOME environment variable is not strictly
necessary but is required by Tomcat and it helps with the following
commands. Of course <arch> and <path to your java install> will have to
be replaced with the appropriate values for your system as above. If
this works then you simply need to take the first three lines of the
above commands and modify your /etc/profile file such that it does this
for you.

Hope this helps.


On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 09:50, Hari Om wrote:
> I downloaded and installed "j2sdk-1.3.1-02b-FCS-linux-ppc.bin" from the 
> web site and followed the instructions. I was able to INSTALL 
> under /usr/local and also changed my PATH variable.....but later when I test 
> my java version it gives following error - wonder why
> ----------------------------------------------------
> #./java -version
> Error: can't find
> ----------------------------------------------------
> I am using IBM PowerPC (pseries) with Red Hat Linux 7.1
> Any related information on this is appreciated.
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