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while installing oracle on linux red hat 5 its giving java.lang error how can i get rid of it?

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You're a long way from The Perfect Question: msmvps.com/blogs/jon_skeet/archive/2010/08/29/… – duffymo Sep 8 '10 at 9:23
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Installing Oracle? I cannot install a company ^O). What exactly (application) are you installing? – The Elite Gentleman Sep 8 '10 at 9:26
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Please post the complete error message/stack trace. – Christian Sep 8 '10 at 9:34
    
You could install Windows? Usually helps. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen Sep 8 '10 at 12:08

The most likely cause of applications on RHE5 throwing Java errors (assuming Java is found at all) is the default Red Hat Enterprise install that points /usr/bin/java at /etc/alternatives/java and thence to a RH-provided non-Sun/Oracle Java.

For maximum compatibility, install the version of Oracle Java recommended by the application's install notes. Delete /etc/alternatives/java and recreate it soft-linked to this Java.

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oh god, mangling the Linux alternatives setup for your own purposes is such a bad idea. Please don't. – Ophidian Sep 8 '10 at 13:28
    
Hundreds of happy servers and counting... – kmarsh Sep 8 '10 at 19:18

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