The following table lists the Linux distros that already ship a version of JaxoDraw:
These rpms were built on a Fedora Core 3 system and tested on RHEL 3. NOTE that no java check is done, the rpm will install fine without java, but the program won't run. NOTE also that JaxoDraw needs a Sun Java installation, it doesn't work with current GNU java (gcj) which is installed by default on many Linux distros today.
Note: You must have root privileges, in order to install rpm packages.
If you have downloaded the rpm package of JaxoDraw, you can install the jaxodraw-xxx.rpm with
rpm -Uvh --nosignature jaxodraw-xxx.rpm
From version 1.3-0 on, we tried to make our JaxoDraw rpms compatible with the conventions of the JPackage project. This means that you need to install a Java rpm from their web site.
There are two possible ways for doing that (check this mailing list discussion for a more detailed explanation):
The second alternative is generally preferred.