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Donald Nunn
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Hello, All. I was wondering If anyone has installed JBuilder 5.0 on SuSE Linux 7.3 professional. When I attempt to execute the following command: install_linux
I get the following error:
File.Lax: Read-only file system
Unix/Linux/Resource/Jre/lib/java: Cannot execute binary file.
Has anyone ran into this problem before?
 
Frank Carver
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I haven't tried to do this myself, but the error message seems to be implying that it's trying to write to a read-only file system. Are you trying to install it direct from a CD, or from a read-only network share? Does the user you are trying the install as have write and execute priveleges where you are trying to install it?
If that is the problem, consider copying the files to somewhere else which you can write to and trying the install again.
I hope this might be at least a little bit useful. Please let us know if you do find the answer.
 
Donald Nunn
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Hello, Frank and thanks for your suggestion. Excuse my french, but I'm catching hell trying to install JB5 on this Linux distribution. I'm basically a newbie to Linux and most of the installation instructions are somewhat vague, however, I'll try this and I'll let you know what happens. Also, what is your opinion regarding using JBuilder and other IDE's that will run on Linux versus doing the development on the Windows platform. The reason why I'm asking is it seems as If the installs are a piece of cake when installing on Windows and Linux is difinitely challeging. Maybe, it's just my lack of understanding of Linux at this time.
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In all honesty, I do the vast majority of my Java editing on Windows boxes, and think it's definately a viable strategy.
I use fairly simple "IDE"s (TextPad and Kawa mostly), and use Ant as a portable build system. The advantage of using a non-gui java-based build system like Ant is that it can be trivially installed and run almost anywhere. On one setup, I edit the files on the Windows box, but load and save the files to a shared drive on the Linux box, then I can run Ant on the Linux box to compile, style, test and deploy the project. In another setup, I edit and store the source on the Windows box, and run Ant on Windows to compile, style and test the project, then (if all the tests pass) ant automatically deploys it using FTP and telnet.
Although I know of many people who do GUI workstation style work on Linux systems, I almost always end up treating the Linux system as a sort of general-purpose computing resource. I run servers, databases and networked applications, share drives to other systems, and so on on Linux, but do all my GUI-intensive work (graphics and video editing, DTP etc.) on Windows.
Don't get hung up on the politics of all this - use your systems for what they do best, and remember that computing hardware and networking is cheap. You can probably get two perfectly adequate Linux server boxes for less than a copy of PhotoShop !
 
Donald Nunn
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Thanks, Frank. As your well aware most of the IDE's including other tools that help with developing web application are designed to be used on the windows platform. It's quick and easy for the most part. But, I'm curious as to how JBuilder 5.0 will perform on this distribution of Linux. Another thing is I have a three year old Dell laptop that really struggles with W/98 so I'm thinking about installing SuSE 7.3 personal edition on it to see If it runs better. As far as office products are concerned I kind of like Star Office.
Also, to reply to my first post It seems as If the install program is looking for the JRE. Maybe, I need to make sure that the JDK and JRE is where SUSE expects to find it. What's strange is that I can go to any window and <enter> java -version or javac and get the appropriate response, so it possibly could be the location, however, I will post a reply once I get this figured out. Two days and counting.
regards,
[ March 11, 2002: Message edited by: Donald Nunn ]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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