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Old May 16th, 2004
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distortedstar is flying high
Default Great Post!

Thank you so much for a great post! Got me up and running in no time...
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Old November 14th, 2004
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I found a simpler way to avoid having to run export so many times and do so many things, here it is:

1. Install java in the normal way
2. Change directory to where you downloaded LimeWireLinux.bin
3. Type: $ PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_06/bin sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

Note: the bin file of java may difer in your machine if you gave the instalation another path to install java. So just find the bin folder, type $ pwd and copy the entire path =$PATH:your_path
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Old December 6th, 2006
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Leveecius is flying high

Hey guys, I get this error when I'm trying to install Limwire. I already have Java installed and working so I'm hoping I can get Limewire figured out. I just rebuilt my computer and it was working right before I rebuilt it but here's what I get.

Downloaded Limewire rpm use the code and get this:

error: open of such rpm failed. No such directory or file.

So I download the latest Beta version. Use the code again and get this:

error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000

Any ideas??
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Old August 2nd, 2007
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mikevacc is flying high
Default java

Hello there, First off i'd like to thank you for a wonderful guide, your time is highly appreciated

However, I am encountering a problem..

Limewire loads fine, however once it gets past offering to sell me Pro and the 'tip o the day', the screen stays grey and reads

'Limewire: Enabling open information Sharing'

When running through a terminal, I am getting this

Starting LimeWire...
Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...
Suitable java version found [java = 1.5.0_11]
Configuring environment...
Loading LimeWire:
/usr/share/themes/Clearlooks/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:34: error: lexical error or unexpected token, expected valid token

************************************************** ****************
Something went wrong with LimeWire.
Maybe you're using the wrong version of Java?
(LimeWire is tested against and works best with with Sun's JRE, Java 1.5+)
The version of Java in your PATH is:
java version "1.5.0_11"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_11-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_11-b03, mixed mode, sharing)

Im not sure if the path is incorrect, or what.. I cannot really tell what is going on here, It isnt very sensical that it asks me to use 1.5 java, and then displays that I have 1.5 java.. Oh the wonders of computers .

I am running Ubuntu(Fesity)

Thanks so much for your help
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Old October 27th, 2008
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yegnal is flying high
Default Mandriva

I'm running in Mandriva 2009 and have Java 1.6.0 installed. There is an executable shortcut to Java located in usr/bin called usr/bin/java that points to usr/alternatives/java that in turn points to:/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java

The problem I have is that I downloaded the LimeWire zip and used unzip without any options to decompress. The folder that was created doesn't respond to ./LimeWire.bin or sh ./LimeWire.bin. I was wondering what else may be required in order for me to install or if I'm missing something....

Did I possibly unzip improperly, I know that the LimeWire folder has many .jar files which I believe are compressed files of some sort.....
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