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Old 05-27-2008
Setting link to newly installed Java version

I have Solaris 8 wih Java 1.2.2 as default. I just upgraded it to Java 2 version 1.4. But when I do "java -version: I get following:

"Java version "1.2.2"
Solaris VM (build Solaris_JDK_1.2.2_05a, native threads, sunjwit)

How would I make solaris to look at my new java?

If I have to do the link then please tell me how to do that and if I have to set the PATH then tell me how to do that too...

Help is very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!!
# 2  
Old 05-28-2008
just u downlod pkg or patch from
add packages with pkgadd
and patches with patchadd <>

second is the best option for update the any version in solaris..
best of luck.just u try it..
# 3  
Old 05-28-2008
Yes, Thank you for the advice I used the pkgadd tool to upgrade the java version. The command "java -version" is still displaying the older version of java.

Is there a way I can reset the link "/usr/bin/java" to look at the new install directory "/usr/j2se/java"?
How would I set .cshrc to include "/usr/j2se/bin" in PATH as .cshrc is in "Read-only" file?

Which is the correct method from above?

If I do /usr/j2se/bin/java -fullversion" then it displays the correct version but I need "java -version" to display what I see when I type "java -version"

I am totally LOST here in solaris...

Thanks in advance for your help and advice!!!
# 4  
Old 05-28-2008
type which java to get the current location of the link, remove the link with rm then recreate the link pointing to the new version.

#which java
#ls -ld /usr/bin/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 16 Apr 8 12:41 /usr/bin/java -> ../java/bin/java
#rm /usr/bin/java
#ln -s /usr/bin/j2re1.4.2_17/bin/java /usr/bin/java
#ls -ld /usr/bin/java
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root other 30 May 28 15:30 /usr/bin/java -> /usr/bin/j2re1.4.2_17/bin/java
# 5  
Old 05-28-2008
mr_crosby-----> U r the MAN!!!

It worked and now I am very greatfull that I ended up in the right place to solve my problem.

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