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Patrick Dixon
2005-02-26, 08:52
OK, if I run /usr/java/jrel1.5.0_01/bin/java -jar SoftSqueeze.jar I then get
"Error starting SoftSqueeze"

HELP!!

(Bring back Windows, all is forgiven)

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Patrick Dixon
Sent: 26 February 2005 15:27
To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
Subject: [slim] Problems running SoftSqueeze with FC3


Please be patient with me, it's a long time since I've used Unix/Linux and
I'm trying out FC3 to see what I'm missing.

I've downloaded SoftSqueeze and installed in /usr/local/SoftSqueeze,
downloaded Java 1.5 (only to find it was already installed in /usr/java/jre
etc.

I'm now trying to run SoftSqueeze from the SoftSqueeze directory by
executing java -jar SoftSqueeze.jar

After a long message about this script being a placeholder, I get a message
saying "Failed to find SoftSqueeze libraries".

So what am I doing wrong? I can't find any other instructions for
installing and running SoftSqueeze. Assuming I can actually get it to run
at all, how do I get it to run by double-clicking?

Thanks.

Michael Amster
2005-02-26, 11:36
FC3 uses the alternatives package to allow you to switch between
different versions of Java. Try reading the manual on alternatives. I
used the following steps to configure Java on my FC3 box:

alternatives --remove java /usr/share/java/libgcj-java-placeholder.sh
alternatives --remove javac /usr/share/java/libgcj-javac-placeholder.sh
alternatives --remove jar /usr/bin/fastjar
alternatives --remove jar.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/fastjar.1.gz
alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/java/jdk1.5.0_01/bin/java 1
alternatives --config java

Run this as root and adjust your paths to where your JDK is located.

Patrick Dixon wrote:

>OK, if I run /usr/java/jrel1.5.0_01/bin/java -jar SoftSqueeze.jar I then get
>"Error starting SoftSqueeze"
>
>HELP!!
>
>(Bring back Windows, all is forgiven)
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Patrick Dixon
>Sent: 26 February 2005 15:27
>To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
>Subject: [slim] Problems running SoftSqueeze with FC3
>
>
>Please be patient with me, it's a long time since I've used Unix/Linux and
>I'm trying out FC3 to see what I'm missing.
>
>I've downloaded SoftSqueeze and installed in /usr/local/SoftSqueeze,
>downloaded Java 1.5 (only to find it was already installed in /usr/java/jre
>etc.
>
>I'm now trying to run SoftSqueeze from the SoftSqueeze directory by
>executing java -jar SoftSqueeze.jar
>
>After a long message about this script being a placeholder, I get a message
>saying "Failed to find SoftSqueeze libraries".
>
>So what am I doing wrong? I can't find any other instructions for
>installing and running SoftSqueeze. Assuming I can actually get it to run
>at all, how do I get it to run by double-clicking?
>
>Thanks.
>
>
>