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Java runtime environment for Java 5.0

MeCat is written in the interpretor language Java. Therefore, MeCat needs the java runtime environment (jre) for Java 1.5 from sun to run. You can download the jre from sun from the following page:

You need to select jre-1_5_0_11-linux-i586-rpm.bin or jre-1_5_0_11-linux-amd64-rpm.bin depending on the type of distribution you have. After you downloaded the file, you need to become root since you're only able to install anything if you are root. You need to make the file runnable, this is done by simple invoking the following command
chmod u+x jre-1_5_0_11-linux-i586-rpm.bin
or for amd64
chmod u+x jre-1_5_0_11-linux-amd64-rpm.bin
in the directory where you downloaded jre-1_5_0_11-linux-i586-rpm.bin or jre-1_5_0_11-linux-amd64-rpm.bin. After it's executable, you have to unpack and install it with
or for amd64
After executing jre-1_5_0_11-linux-i586-rpm.bin you will be shown a licence agreement from sun. You can use SPACEBAR to move forward within the licence. At the end of the licence you will be asked to agree with the licence. If everything worked well, the java runtime environment is now installed and you can go on installing MeCat.

Installing LaTeX-Unicode and MeCat

Download LaTeX unicode from one of the following locations depending on the version of Fedora:
Start installation with
system-install-packages tetex-unicode-0-4.20041017.fc4.noarch.rpm mecat-1.4.5-1.noarch.fc4.rpm
From there on you can follow the instructions on the screen. If there are any problems, check that you start this with a user that has access to x-server (usually the user you logged on) and you are in the directory where you put tetex-unicode-0-4.20041017.fc4.noarch.rpm (or one of the other rpms matching you distribution) and mecat-1.4.5-1.noarch.fc4.rpm.