Installation Notes

Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition
Version 1.3.1
Solaris 2.6, 7, 8, and 9 Operating Environments


System Requirements

Prior to installing the Java 2 Runtime Environment, you should insure that you have installed the full set of required patches needed for support of this release. To obtain patches, see the SunSolve support website . You will find a patch cluster for each Solaris Operating Environment platform. Each patch cluster applies to all supported versions of the Java 2 Standard Edition (J2SE) on the given platform.

See also Solaris Font Package Requirements for information about which font packages should be on your system.


Installation Instructions

Java Plug-in installation instructions

See also the note about the location of the Java HotSpot files .

               <version number>
               chmod +x j2re-1_3_1_<version number>
               chmod +x

1. Check the download file size

Before you download a file, notice that its byte size is provided on the download page. Once the download has completed, check that you have downloaded the full, uncorrupted software file.

If the file size doesn't match, it probably means the file was corrupted during download. In that case, try downloading again.

2. Make sure that execute permissions are set
chmod +x j2re-1_3_1_<version number>

On x86:
chmod +x j2re-1_3_1_<version number>

3. Change directory to the location where you would like the files to be installed.

4. Run the self-extracting binary.

A directory called j2re1_3_1_<version number> will be created in the current directory. After the installation is finished, this directory can be renamed as desired.

5. Install the Java Plug-in

  • Set the NPX_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable to the directory containing the file. On SPARC, for example, the directory of in the default installation location will be /usr/j2se/jre/plugin/sparc
  • For Netscape browsers: Start your Netscape browser, or restart it if it is already up.
  • For Netscape browsers: Restart your browser a second time. Restarting the browser a second time is necessary because of bug 4358142.



Location of files

jre/lib/sparc/client/ (on SPARC)
jre/lib/i386/client/ (on x86)
jre/lib/sparc/server/ (on SPARC)
jre/lib/i386/server/ (on x86)

The Exact VM and Classic VM are no longer part of the Java 2 platform, and legacy code that uses the Invocation API to launch an application based on old paths to the Exact or Classic VMs will not work.