Installing RubyMine on Ubuntu 8.10


#1

I’m having trouble installing RubyMine on my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop

I unpacked the file:

jason@jason-ubuntu-vm:~/Desktop$ sudo tar -xzvf rubymine435.tar.gz

change to the new directory, then to the bin directory

start the installer:

sudo ./rubymine.sh

then i get this error:

ERROR: cannot start RUBYMINE
No JDK found to run RubyMine. Please validate either IDEA_JDK or
JDK_HOME
points to valid JDK installation.
exec: 60: /bin/java: not found

i installed the java jdk (sudo apt-get install sun-java-jdk6), and it
installed with no errors. my guess is that i need to edit a config file,
but
cannot figure out which one. Or maybe it’s something else.

thanks,
Jason


#2

Jason,

Often you can stuff an environment variable in your own space that
defines what you need.

i.e. in ksh or sh (and maybe bash)

export JDK_HOME=/full/path/to/jdk

Check the RubyMine install instructions. Also, if you’re just
evaluating you might check out Sun’s NetBeans. It’s a fairly mature
IDE with an active development community behind it.

Rick

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