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Old January 7th, 2003
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Unhappy Install on Mandrake

Could somebody please help me? I just got Mandrake Linux 2 days ago and know virtually nothing. I know I sound stupid but I have the LimeWireLinux.bin file and dont know how to start to install it. I know I need to go into the shell but I dont know what to type. Please help me. Thanks in advance
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Old January 22nd, 2003
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Thumbs up Install on Mandrake

I installed the Java j2re 1.4.1-01, it installed to a folder at /user/java/j2re1.4.1_01 (this location is used in the PATH=$PATH: )
then, I opened my Terminal (they say DO NOT install as root, so don't use Super User Mode Terminal)
then cd to the folder where you downloaded LimeWireLinux.bin, then I typed in:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.1_01/bin sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin

Then the installation wizard starts.
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Old February 9th, 2003
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Default jvm unrecognized

ok i installed my JVM client and limewire still wont work. here is the output that it keeps throwing at me:

[charles@localhost charles]$ PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.1_03/bin sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin
Preparing to install...
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...

Launching installer...

Error: Unrecognized JVM specific option `-Xmx100331648'.
Error: Unrecognized JVM specific option `-Xms16777216'.
Invocation of this Java Application has caused an InvocationTargetException. This application will now exit. (LAX)

Stack Trace:
java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: ZeroGd9
at ZeroGed.a(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x864982a)
at ZeroGee.<init>(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x86451bb)
at ZeroGed.<init>(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x8229c22)
at ZeroGdv.a(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x85ff337)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.Main.a(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x868f8f1)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.Main.c(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x866e1ac)
at com.zerog.ia.installer.Main.main(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x833d2e2)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke0( e)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.launch(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x82b59d6)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(source file unknown:line unknown, pc 0x82033ed)
[charles@localhost charles]$

it would be great if someone could get this thing working. thanks in advance
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Old February 15th, 2003
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I am getting the exact same error messages. This is on a fresh install of Mandrake 9.0 Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
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Old February 16th, 2003
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Default Something to Add

chucklez and all with an rpm based installation. If "The Solution To All Install Problems" suggestion of removing kaffe from your system didn't help, then follow the following suggestion. If this helps or addresses your issue outside of the kaffe problem then I will add it to the line above. Type this suggestion:

rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/java

That command should point you to another java program other than kaffe like jdkgcj. If that is true, just remove it like so:

rpm -e --nodeps jdkgcj

Hope that helps.

P.S. If you deleted /usr/bin/java then you will have to hunt and peck for these two that I am aware of as cuasing this problem.


rpm -qa|grep jdkgcj


rpm -qa|grep kaffe

If either is present, just remove it with the "--nodeps" option tag.

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Old March 20th, 2004
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Cool LimeWire Mdk 9.2

This fix (this time whacking Kaffe with [root@wherever#]rpm -e kaffe and specifying the path to java) also works perfectly in Mandrake 9.2 as well.
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Old March 26th, 2004
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[fecalmatter@localhost downloads]$ PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/bin sh ./LimeWireLinux.bin
Preparing to install...
tail: `-1' option is obsolete; use `-n 1'
Try `tail --help' for more information.
./LimeWireLinux.bin: line 326: [: `)' expected, found -z
WARNING! The amount of /tmp disk space required and/or available
could not be determined. The installation will be attempted anyway.
Extracting the installation resources from the installer archive...
Configuring the installer for this system's environment...
No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH
environment variable. You must install a VM prior to
running this program.
[fecalmatter@localhost downloads]$

as you can see the jvm is installed...
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Old July 7th, 2004
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Originally posted by fEcAlMaTteR
[fecalmatter@localhost downloads]$ PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.4.2_01/bin sh ...
No Java virtual machine could be found from your PATH
environment variable. You must install a VM prior to
running this program.
[fecalmatter@localhost downloads]$

as you can see the jvm is installed...
Your problem is your PATH is incorrect. Where did you find instructions that stated you must add at the end? PATH is supposed to point to a directory not a file. Excuse me for missing this thread all this time but I can see how I easily overlooked it (if I "accidentally" did that). I have seen instructions nowhere that justifies adding "" at the end of your PATH variable. If I seem a little "brisk", I apologize. It is just that when people devote so much free time and effort to help others, even to the extent of creating howto instructions and then to see that in vain with posts from users whom don't take the time to try out the howtos before posting to these forums. Once again, I can easily see why I or no other guru didn't respond to this message. HTH

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Old July 19th, 2004
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You're right my path was wrong however its not lol
it would be the same thing as typing:

PATH=$PATH:/usr/java/j2re1.2.4_05/bin \
sh ./

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Old December 19th, 2004
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I had a little trouble installing Limewire on Mandrake 10 myself. It couldn't seem to find my Java installation on it's own. Putting a symlink to the Java executable file in my bin directory seemed to fix the problem. Doing this in a bash shell should look something like:

user$ ln -s /your_java_directory_pathway/executable_file link_name

for me the line was:

user$ ln -s /usr/java/j2re1.4.2_05/bin/java java

I hope this helps.
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