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Tom Griffith
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Hello. If anybody has a minute, I've been setting up a new pc and went to download sdk 5 from Sun...

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp

but it seems that both the online and offline windows installations for sdk 5 update 6 for windows is yielding only the jre. All the critical development files, ie javac.exe, jarsigner.exe, etc are saved off to some temp bin directory and not within java_home/bin. I seem to remember having this problem with a previous update where one of the installations, I think offline, yielded only the jre while I was able to get the conmplete sdk with the online installation. Has anybody noticed this or can at least cooberate what I'm seeing here? Thank you very much for reading this and for your time.
[ December 15, 2005: Message edited by: Tom Griffith ]
 
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When I was still on a Windows machine, I was unable to get the install to work for the download that bundled NetBeans.

The download without NetBeans worked fine for me.
 
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marc, was that this update 6 or whatever? All my previous downloads worked ok. It's really weird that it would put the compiler and other dev type files in the temp folder.
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Originally posted by Tom Griffith:
marc, was that this update 6 or whatever? ...

I just checked my Windows machine, and it was update 4 that I installed. With the NetBeans bundle, the installation would get about half way and then just freeze. I realize this isn't very helpful information, but I never figured out what the problem was. (My solution to this sort of aggravation was to get a Mac. )

Have you checked the troubleshooting section at the bottom of this page (for 32-bit Windows)?
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Tom Griffith
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Thank you Marc. What I finally had to resort to was sharing out the two drives on the two pc's and physically copying the java_home folder to the new pc. Now it works fine.

Just so I know I'm not hallucinating or worse, maybe I'm forgetting a step during install, but when you downloaded and ran update 4, did the install put javac.exe, jarsigner.exe, etc in your java_home/bin?

I now remember when I did the last good install, I think update 2, the offline install was throwing development files in a temp directory but I downloaded the online successfully (ie placing javac.exe in java_home/bin). Now both installs are doing this thing with tossing javac.exe, etc to the temp directory. I hope this isn't some kinda norm now because setting Path will get very convoluted. Oh, by the way, out of desperation yesterday I tried to download with NetBeans and it also timed out for me. Thank you very much again for reading my junk and for your feedback...

Oh yeah, thank you for the troubleshooting link. I just went through the entire document and it infers javac.exe and java.exe should be in the same folder after installation, as per their example of setting the path variable...and this line regarding compilation...

C:> "\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_<version>\bin\javac" MyClass.java

Also, the folder tree has no mention of a TEMP folder. Weird...but if these recent sdk downloads are screwy and don't appear to go along with the specs as outlined in the link you posted, wouldn't the entire java world collapse?
[ December 16, 2005: Message edited by: Tom Griffith ]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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