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JAPH Senior
Oct 8, 2001
Redmond, WA
I've been trying to complie a java file, but I found out that I had some funky older version installed instead of the 1.4.0 version I wanted. So I uninstalled it and installed the newer one. Now it won't even recognize any of the bin files unless I use an absolute reference (ie /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0/bin/java -version to find the version vs. java -version) even if I'm in the ..../bin directory.
Any fixes?


Forums Super Moderator
Feb 20, 2001
Just add a new symlink in /bin:
rm /bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0/bin/java /bin/java

Viola! :D