Re: Help needed setting up PCgen on a linux machine
- I'm honestly not much of one for forums (or Yahoo! groups), and I know
that this is a bit of an old thread, so I ask you to bear with me on
this and forgive any trespasses:
I'm running Hardy i386 and Sun's Java 6 and I'm having the same
situation: when trying to run PCGen 5.12.1, I basically end up running
an app with no data. When I eventually get to the program there are no
Sources to choose from besides "Other," which does nothing. Below, on
the right side, "Refresh" and "Customize" are usable, but "Load,"
"Unload All," "Remove All," and "Website" are all grayed out. I've
followed everything I can follow regarding this thread to try and get
something to load but to this point no dice (puns are always intended).
The locations are all pointing to the right place, I've triple-checked
to make sure that I'm running SUN's version of Java, and unless I'm
completely inept (which is quite possible), the permissions shouldn't be
a problem. For the sake of thoroughness, I also spent fifteen minutes
begging my computer to make it work.
I'm also getting an error as the program launches, however. I use
pcgen.sh to start things up. The splash screen comes up, the terminal
dumps about twenty pages of code, ending with the relatively
Unparsed line: RACE:slayerscentraces.lst in
and then a dialog box shows up, saying:
Missing resource: jep-2.3.1.jar
Get it here: jep-2.3.1.jar
This feature requires the download of the above-mentioned file(s).
Please download and place in the "lib" sub-directory of your PCGen
installation. In the case of .zip files you will need to unzip them as
well. You must then restart PCGen for full functionality.
Of course, when I check in the /lib subdirectory, jep-2.3.1.jar is
present and accounted for. I downloaded another copy from sourceforge
to see if it was just corrupt, but it's still "missing" when the program
launches. Once I click OK, however, the splash screen goes away, the
program itself loads, and everything would be cool if I could just get
those sources to load.
I hope all that made sense. Is this a related issue, or do I have two
problems to deal with here?
--- In email@example.com, James Milne <duroondgr@...> wrote:
> Sun Java is in the repositories, yes. However if you install the
ubuntu restricted extras package it installs open java instead of Sun's.
Instead of installing that package I have had to go through and pick all
the various drivers and software that would be in the package and
install them separately. I doubt it would actually be a problem as long
as Sun's verison gets installed first.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Douglas Seay douglas-seay@...
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Thursday, May 1, 2008 7:36:48 PM
> Subject: [pcgen] Re: Help needed setting up PCgen on a linux machine
> --- In pcgen@yahoogroups. com, James Milne duroondgr@ ..> wrote:
> > By default Hardy doesn't give the option of using Sun Java, it
> > installs open-java instead. It doesn't take too much tweaking to
> > switch to Sun Java though. I had both installed but have removed the
> > Open Java JRE. Now I no longer have any options for campaign/game
> > setting, the sub menu is gone. It does say other in the sources tab
> > now, thats all it says though.
> Actually, sun's java was in synaptic, so it was a piece of cake. I
> didn't pay attention if came from multiverse or medibuntu, but I don't
> use any of the really exotic repositories. The packages are
> James, thanks for pointing out the need for Sun's java instead. As
> much as I like GPL'd code, sometimes you got to stick with what works.
> - doug
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- OpenJDK is installed by default in Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04-LTS).
Since you've installed Sun's Java, you can remove open-java. The
--- In email@example.com, "Norman Prather" <prather@...> wrote:
> After reading this thread i ran java -version on my machine. This
> java version "1.6.0"
> OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0-b09)
> OpenJDK Client VM (build 1.6.0-b09, mixed mode, sharing)
> Which is odd as the only java I recall installing is Sun Java.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Justin Larsen" <grillfocks@> wrote:
> > TP:
> > A quick "java -version" results in the the following:
> > java version "1.6.0_06"
> > Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
> > Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b22, mixed mode, sharing)
> > Just to be absolutely sure, though, I went ahead and ran "sudo
> > update-alternatives --config java" and got
> > here are 2 alternatives which provide `java'.
> > Selection Alternative
> > -----------------------------------------------
> > 1 /usr/bin/gij-4.2
> > *+ 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
> > I opted for number 2 again, just to make sure. From what I can glean
> > from the text and all of the various forums I've been sifting through,
> > I'm most definitely running Sun's product, which lends to my
> > Thanks for taking the time to help out, though. ;)
> > --- In email@example.com, "Tom Parker" <thpr@> wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Justin Larsen" grillfocks@ wrote:
> > > > I'm running Hardy i386 and Sun's Java 6
> > >
> > > Are you sure it defaults to Sun's Java? Run "java -version" to
> > > what it's using.
> > >
> > > > Is this a related issue, or do I have two
> > > > problems to deal with here?
> > >
> > > Could be - one step at a time while we figure out what the issue is.
> > >
> > > TP.
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]