Java not available on epel6 ppc64

Mark Chappell tremble at
Sun Dec 19 20:48:42 UTC 2010

On 19 December 2010 19:59, Kevin Fenzi <kevin at> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:46:25 +0200
> Jussi Lehtola <jussilehtola at> wrote:
>> Is java really not available on rhel6 ppc64?
> The question is: should we just excludearch it in EPEL packages, or
> should we find someone willing and able to maintain it in EPEL and
> build the exact same version as RHEL ships for ppc64.

I think it would be wonderful if we could provide it but will say 1
thing:  Beware, bootstrapping Java is a non-trivial process.  Last
time I tried it had circular dependencies which had to be manually
broken by tweaking the spec files, and it's not a small dependency


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