From where can I download Java 1.4.2?

566    Asked by AmitSinha in Java , Asked on Nov 14, 2022

 I want to install Java JRE 1.4.2 or JDK 1.4.2 on a recent Amazon Linux server. The best option so far seems to install from source. However - where can I download this? I believe 1.4 is still from the Sun era, but I can't find it on the Oracle site, and the sun site is gone. Openjdk has no 1.4 downloads afaik.

Where can I download Java 1.4.2 source code?

As the goal is to get the installation working, other options are welcome. I tried to install the bin file, but got an error: cannot execute binary file.

Answered by Andrew Jenkins
This solution works on a 64 bit machine. Download j2sdk-1_4_2_19-linux-i586.bin from Oracle. Run it:

sudo sh j2sdk-1_4_2_19-linux-i586.bin
You can move this folder to /opt/ or where you want it. After installing, you can check if it works:
/opt/jre-1.4.2/bin/java -version
Then you may get the following error message:
-bash: /opt/jre-1.4.2/bin/java: /lib/ bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
Installing glibc.i686 will fix this:
sudo yum -y install glibc.i686
Another try:
/opt/jre-1.4.2/bin/java -version
java version "1.4.2_19"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.2_19-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2_19-b04, mixed mode)

NB: this answer doesn't provide the source code, but gives a solution to installing Java 1.4.2, which was the underlying request.

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