I have put Puppy Wary5 linux on an old win98 PC works great but i cant get Java installed
i have got this far, but still not working
downloaded jre-6u25-linux-i586.bin and saved it to usr/local/bin
made executable, then with rox run ./jre-6u25-linux-i586.bin
it unpacked and run but i did not get a licence agreement to agree to ? but it did put a folder named jre in the bin folder with what seems to be the java elements listed below inside.
then made a simlink in usr/lib/mozilla plugins
ln -s /usr/local/bin/jrel.6.0.25/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so./libjavaplugin_ojf.so
this simlink seems to be wrong, as if i look in its permissions it says
error: no such file or directory
also from searching how to do this some guides say the simlink should be in the seamonkey/plugin folder some say the mozilla/plugin folder which is correct
Thanks for any help
I'm not sure why you saved the .bin file there, it is just an installer, so putting into **/bin is pointless.
Run the file as root/admin (sudo/su) to see if that helps. That symlink looks funny, but it might just be the way you've pasted it.
Anway that .so file is a dynamic library for usage with a browser (browser Java plugin, for instance for the TBB speed tester). That isn't the JRE stuff you're after if I understand correctly, so I think you're probably not getting _all_ of the files you need.
So please clarify when you say Java not working... What happens when you do:
Also, please try to use the packages that you can get through your distribution's repositories if possible because it'll install everything in the "right" place for you.