[Scottish] Hopeless newbie does Tomcat (or not, as the case may be...)

Danny Owens danny at ipalchemy.com
Thu Oct 20 10:30:12 BST 2005

Hi Steve,

Once you have done the rpm installation, you can manually check that 
java has been installed to /usr/java/j2sdk[version]/
(please ignore your jre for now as it is not needed by tomcat)

Now set up the environment variables like so;

export JAVA_HOME

export PATH

(You can place these in /etc/profile.local on SuSe when you know it works.)

You can test java and javac at the command line.

If you install tomcat you will also probably need ANT - both Tomcat and 
ANT have their own environment variables that need set (see install docs).
You will also need to set a CLASSPATH environment variable if you put 
any java classes in non-standard places.

I hope this helps...


Steve Logan wrote:

>> rpm -Uvh jre-1_5_0_05-linux-i586.rpm
> Did this for both the JRE and JDK.  Should this set the 
> $JAVA_<whatever> environment vars or do I need to set them manually?
> I'm still confused as to why nothing appeared to happen when I tried 
> to install with YaST??
> Steve

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