This guide applies to the installation of the binary version (.jar) of jdivelog on Linux systems. The installation from the source code or from cvs is commited to well-disposed users only.

  1. Download and install the Java Development Kit 6.0 from SUN appropriate for your platform. For state-of-the-art distributions for this JDK an automated installation process may be provided.
  2. Download JDiveLog from and install it with the command “sudo java -jar jdivelog-installer-X.YY.jar”.
  3. On installation process you can install the RXTX-2.1 libs, which are required for downloading profiles from divecomputers. If you already have a working installation of RXTX, you should skip this package (this is also the reason why it is unselected as default)
  4. Be Happy 😉

RXTX installation for Linux x86_64: If you have JDivelog installed on Linux x86_64 and you have problem with data downloading from your dive computer, this solution should help you.

  1. Download RXTX-2.2
  2. Unzip downloaded file
  3. We are looking for folder “x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu” and file”RXTXcomm.jar”
  4. Find folder where is your JAVA runtime installed (e.g: “/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun”) Note: If you have JDK installed you must go to a folder “jre” in JAVA folder
  5. Go to the folder “lib”
  6. Copy file “RXTXcomm.jar” to a folder “ext”
  7. Copy content of the folder “x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu” to the “x86_64” and “amd64” folder
  8. RXTX should be installed now

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