Re: [pcgen] Re: Help needed setting up PCgen on a linux machine
- Okay, I'm going to make a total fool of myself making a shot in the
dark. (Not a linux user and don't have a clue)
Do you have the correct permissions setup in the folders where pcgen is
Does it have permission to load up?
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Justin Larsen wrote:
> I'm honestly not much of one for forums (or Yahoo! groups), and I know[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> 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
> representative line:
> 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
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- 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.
> > >
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