[TriLUG] Global JAVA_HOME variable?
spenfield at nc.rr.com
Tue Mar 5 09:08:51 EST 2002
The /usr/bin/java symlink works great most of the time but some
applications still require it to be set. One that comes to mind is
Sun's Forte for Java. Putting it in /etc/profile works great although I
do test with different version so I set up some shell scripts to manage
Kevin - The Alchemist - Sonney wrote:
>On Tue, 2002-03-05 at 08:27, Janyne Kizer wrote:
>>I was wondering if there is a good way to set a system wide variable for
>>JAVA_HOME? I understand setting it in each person's .bash_profile but I
>>would prefer to set it once for the system if possible so that if/when
>>we change to a newer JRE we only have to change the path in one place.
>1- You can set system variables in /etc/profile
>2 - I usually create a symlink from /usr/local/java to the proper
>JAVA_HOME and set the system JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/java - that way, when
>I upgrade the JDK, I just change the symlink, and it's done.
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