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9th December 2007, 08:26 PM
I have Fedora Core 5 and just started learning to configure it. I can't understand how to install JAVA. I would love any help. It seems that I need JAVA to see certain things in the internet world. Confused :confused:
9th December 2007, 08:29 PM
Jasmine, Fedora5 is no longer supported. If you haven't spent a lot of time setting it up, you'd be far better off to download and install either Fedora7 or Fedora8. That said, check out this how-to: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html Be sure to check the Sun Java site, as the versions mentioned by Stanton are old and you'd have to substitute the new ones in the instructions.
9th December 2007, 08:32 PM
I completely agree with Bob, the greatest thing about Fedora and Linux in general is being able to install software from the internet. With Fedora Core 5 the software repositories are no longer online. Fedora supports the current version +1. Right now the current version is Fedora 8, so the repositories for F8 are online and the repos for F7, and that is it. You would be much happer with F7 or F8.
9th December 2007, 10:05 PM
Plus Fedora8 comes with the "IcedTea" Java plugin for your browser... so most web applets will work right away, without any configuration.
9th December 2007, 10:31 PM
so the best way to solve my JAVA issue in Fedora 5 ; is to upgrade to Fedora 7 or 8. Cool, now the other problem is how to step -by - step. See, I get lost at the Mall (l.o.l). I am new to this O.S and thought Windows was easy. Now I still want to learn how to make my O.S work for me. I love the challange but a lot of reading. Any help would be greatly appreciated .....
9th December 2007, 10:35 PM
You really should burn a new CD/DVD and start fresh. http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora While it's possible to upgrade Fedora, it's not recommended and frankly if you're not familiar with the distro, it's certainly not a good idea.
9th December 2007, 10:42 PM
Be aware that although the DVD version of Fedora 8 contains an implementation of Java, the live CD versions do not. Also Fedora 7 does not.
So if you want a Fedora with Java ready installed then you need Fedora 8 DVD version.
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