Wow! That went off like a charm! What is also did was wipe out my
pre-existing Oracle Java7 and installed the OpenJDK6. So, I went back to
the repo, included it and, re-installed it and ant again, then went into
my wonderland directory to run ant and ant run-server. It all worked
peachy and launched the client from firefox. Sound worked too. I didn't
delete a directory or anything else, it just worked. I also used the
alternatives configurator and removed any alternative references to the
OpenJDK and left just the OracleJDK ones.
So, this might help when all else seems to fail. Basically start over. I
think my problem from before was following too many dated how-tos off of
the net. I did an update, not a clean install as I usually do. Back up
your /home stuff, as it asked me to create a user and I didn't trust
that process to not lose personal stuff I wanted to keep.
If you're looking at installing fresh with a new formating, I would
suggest you add one partition for /opt. I use that like some use
/usr/local as a place to store things that can be safely ignored by a
fresh install to a root partition. I keep all of my ~/Videos ~/Pictures
~/Music ~/Desktop and ~/Documents as links to their respective
directories on /opt That way my data is separate from the OS
install/update process. Just my two cents, Ric
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.