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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:47 am    Post subject: LimeWire Reply with quote

ive read others' post about limewire but im afraid i still dont get it. limewire says it requires the java2 runtime enviornment. this is not in my portage list but i downloaded the self extracting .bin (there was no tar), and i emerge j2ee because i hear gentoo can run multiple vms so maybe i can get one up and running.

i get to the steps in gentoo.org/java.html where it asks me to: java-config --list-available-vms, but i cant niether the vm i emerged nor the self-extracting bin i dled are shown!

what have i done wrong?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just put "java" as a USE variable in your /etc/make.conf file and limewire should be compiled with java support. In fact, limewire should compile with java support regardless -- if it's not, it may be a bug in the ebuild. might file a bug report on bugs.gentoo.org.

Regarding java2 runtime not being in portage; it most certainly is:

Code:
root@M3 kurtl # emerge -s jre
[ Results for search key : jre ]
[ Applications found : 2 ]

*  dev-java/blackdown-jre
      Latest version Available: 1.3.1-r7
      Latest version Installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Homepage: http://www.blackdown.org
      Description:
      Blackdown Java Runtime Environment 1.3.1

*  dev-java/ibm-jre
      Latest version Available: 1.3.1-r1
      Latest version Installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Homepage: http://www6.software.ibm.com/dl/dklx130/dklx130-p
      Description:
      IBM JRE 1.3.1


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 5:54 pm    Post subject: limewire/sun-java Reply with quote

i meant specifically sun's java2. if i can use blackdown thats all well and good.

limewire is not in my portage list though. do you know of any gnutella clients that are, and use a gui
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: limewire/sun-java Reply with quote

tba wrote:
limewire is not in my portage list though. do you know of any gnutella clients that are, and use a gui


Code:
kurtl@M3 linux # emerge -s gnutella
[ Results for search key : gnutella ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

*  net-misc/gtk-gnutella
      Latest version Available: 0.85
      Latest version Installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Homepage: http://gtk-gnutella.sourceforge.net/
      Description:
      A GTK+ Gnutella client


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so -s is a handy switch... duely noted...

when i used mandrake everything was harder than i expected it to be, with gentoo i expect everything to be too hard and it already works very seamlessly. I though, from reading the dl instructions, i HAD to use sun's jre.

while we are on the subject, what vm should i be using? i ask because i read on gentoo.org that blackdown was slower than most, but "free-est."
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2002 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tba wrote:
while we are on the subject, what vm should i be using? i ask because i read on gentoo.org that blackdown was slower than most, but "free-est."


Code:
kurtl@M3 linux # emerge -s "which vm should I be using"
[ Results for search key : which vm should I be using ]
[ Applications found : 0 ]


Damn -- I have no idea. :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:27 am    Post subject: haha Reply with quote

im laughing inside... :)


i just thought you might have a preference or knew something i didnt about the qualities, pros, or cons of particular vms since there are so many options. ill stick with the one i got for now i guess
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had issues with Blackdown, and it tends to be slow. IBM is pretty solid, and reasonably fast. Sun defines the standard and thus is very, very stable, but it's large (50+ MB) and slow (but faster than the other JREs here).

I would push Sun, regardless of the silly licensing thing. It's not GPL (far from it), but if you want a good JRE...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: haha Reply with quote

tba wrote:
i just thought you might have a preference or knew something i didnt about the qualities, pros, or cons of particular vms since there are so many options.


Nope -- I am sadly uninformed when it comes to java. Don't know much about it at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2002 4:04 am    Post subject: cool Reply with quote

thanks again guys
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 4:14 am    Post subject: LimeWire Reply with quote

FYI: I just downloaded and installed LimeWire. It's both easy and painless. Just make sure you have a JRE installed. (I used Sun's 1.4.0)

I haven't played with LimeWire much yet, but it looks ok.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2002 2:49 pm    Post subject: emerge qtella Reply with quote

QTella is a Gnutella client that is in the portage tree.
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