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Running limewire in Debian

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Hello all,

I wanted to install limewire on my debian system. I downloaded software called alien and installed limewire with it. However, when I go to run it, I get the following:

 

Starting LimeWire...

Java exec found in PATH. Verifying...

OOPS, you don't seem to have a valid JRE. LimeWire works best with Sun JRE available at http://www.java.com

OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/lib/ hierarchy

You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com

ls: /usr/java/j*: No such file or directory

OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /usr/java/ hierarchy

You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com

ls: /opt/j*: No such file or directory

OOPS, unable to locate java exec in /opt/ hierarchy

You need to upgrade to JRE 1.4.x or newer from http://www.java.com

 

Now when I type java -version, it returns that I have java version 1.4.2. I have no idea what to do.

 

Thanks

 

-neocytrix

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Did you try the "other" package instead of alienizing the RPM? Alien doesn't always work nicely.

You might also give FrostWire a go, since it effectively is limeWire with no sources capping, and has native deb packages available.

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Get the latest Java from here: https://sdlc4a.sun.com/ECom/EComActionServl...8EB9239114F1FD2

Pick the Linux self-extracting file and save it to your Desktop.

 

Then:

cd Desktop
sudo apt-get install fakeroot java-package java-common
fakeroot make-jpkg jre-1_5_0_07-linux-i586.bin
sudo dpkg -i sun-j2re1.5_1.5.0+update07_i386.deb
sudo update-alternatives --config java

 

pick /usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun/bin/java

 

To check if it set up correctly:

java -version

 

Making a launcher to Java control center:

 

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/Java.desktop

 

add:

 

[Desktop Entry]

Name=Java Control Center

Comment=Java Configuration.

Exec=sh /usr/lib/j2re1.5-sun/bin/ControlPanel

Icon=

Terminal=false

Type=Application

Categories=Application;System;

 

Save and exit.

 

 

To install Limewire:

 

sudo apt-get install alien

 

Download the .rpm version of Limewire and save it to your desktop.

cd && cd Desktop
sudo alien -i XXXXXXXXXX.rpm
killall gnome-panel

XXXXXXXX = the name of the package

Edited by Artificial Intelligence

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