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java uninstallation in linux

preethi Ayyappan
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I need to install java source level 5.0 in my linux machine.But already java 1.4.2 is installed default with linux.Even i have installed "java_ee_sdk-5_01-linux" ,the working version is jdk 1.4.2.How can i uninstall the old version and install jdk5

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Java EE 5 is different than JDK 5 (also called "Java SE 5"). EE is "Enterprise Edition" which, confusingly, isn't a superset of the JDK; it contains totally different stuff.

Linux systems are generally very happy to have multiple versions of Java installed at once, by the way.

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Campbell Ritchie

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You edit the PATH to have the requisite version appear first. But if the most recent J2SE JDK you have is 1.4.2, then it will remain 1.4.2.
Jesper de Jong
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Which version of which Linux distribution are you using, and how did you install Java?

Different Linux distributions have different ways to manage what software is installed on the system.

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preethi Ayyappan
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Thank you all.
I have solved the problem by changing the path to the new version.
[ November 27, 2008: Message edited by: preethi Ayyappan ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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