That sounds like a case of, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” When running computers, you need to know exactly what to do, and remember it can be different on a different platform.
Christopher Laurenzano wrote:. . . I have at least a sense of what to do and what commands do what in EOS
No, don't remove that directory. Ignore it. Unless you are running out of memory for the / partition, it will do no good, and might instead do a lot of harm.
. . . can I get rid of the above file . . . The rm command, yes?
That is easy enough to do, particularly if your /home directory is on its own partition, but you should still take a complete backup first. But that won't will solve your current problem.
. . . another version of Linux :-)? Maybe Ubuntu?
Christopher Laurenzano wrote:Ok, guys -- I'm trying to get into Linux, and have Elementary OS Odin. I tried installing Java 17SE. Came across some web pages, and am confused at this point.
I seemed to have downloaded and installed, if I read these instructions correctly, from the Oracle website. But when i enter 'java -version' in the terminal it says I have version 1.11 (or java 11).
I entered update-java-alternatives --list, expecting to see two versions of Java, and I could choose 17 and remove/delete/uninstall 11. But version 11 was the only one that's there.
Not sure why that is, because when I removed it with the parameter jdk-17, it removed fine.
Yet, when I enter java -version again, it still says I have version 11. But when I try to remove that with the dpkg -r command, it says it isn't installed. But if I enter the command 'update-java-alternatives --list' it lists the jvm and its subdirectories in the usr/bin directory.
Has anyone else encountered this problem? I have to admit it's confusing installing programs/apps and such in Linux.
Please let me know if you need any more information. I've done something wrong somewhere.
How can I remove the version I seem to still have there, and just start over with a clean installation? Has anyone been to the oracle website and done this installation? Seems to me to be a bit confusing/unclear/incomplete for Linux.
I've on other sites/forums as well, but I thought I'd ask here since this is specifically for Java.
Making life easier. No more trawling download pages, extracting archives, messing with _HOME and PATH environment variables.
M Bradley wrote:Elementary is based on Ubuntu