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Eclipse JRE error

eric wrote:
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> Hi again.  Thanks for the previous help with installing Apache /
> Subverson.  I have that on my machine now and I'm just reading through
> the manuals.  (I break so many things I should try to find a job in QA)
> Anyway, a fellow mentioned Eclipse so I downloaded it last night.  My
> latest problem is when I try to run it I get an error saying it can't
> find my JRE, even when I tell Eclipse where it is.  I searched around
> and didn't find any answer other than using -vm at the console.  When I
> don't use -vm I get a similar error.  My other java apps work fine
> (Azureus, JEdit) because I modified .bashrc as we discussed previously.
> Here's what I get:
> [eric at playPen110 eric]$ java -version
> java version "1.4.1"
> Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1)
> Classic VM (build 1.4.1, J2RE 1.4.1 IBM build cxia321411-20040301 (JIT
> enabled: jitc))
> [eric at playPen110 eric]$ /opt/eclipse/eclipse -vm /opt/IBMJava2-141/jre/java
> <error window pops up>
> A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK)
> must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java virtual machine
> was found after searching the following locations:
> /opt/IBMJava2-141/jre/java
> Now that's where my JRE is.  Why the error?  Also, is this a good IDE
> for a new programmer or are there alternatives that should be

Many java programs expect $JAVA_HOME to point to (in your case) 
"/opt/IBMJava2-141/jre".  Try exporting that in your shell and trying again.

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