Issue with JAVA/Tomcat and alternatives

Posted March 7, 2014 1.8k views
I got tomcat and java working by installing via YUM. But then I wanted to use a different version of JAVA (no idea why). So I messed with the Alternatives. and I guess I added some bad comments in that attempt. now even if I uninstall java and tomcat, then re install. I cannot get it to run. Error Code 4 or cannot find java. anyone know where to find the RAW alternates file or get around this issue?

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The alternatives will symlink the binary name to point to /etc/alternatives/{name} which is another symlink to the actual binary. However, I suggest you use the alternatives --remove and straighten out the issue rather than override all the alternatives stuff manually.