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Re: java in Linux question

On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 22:08 -0400, Rickey Moore wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 12:22 -0400, Dan wrote:
> > You should really consider pointing people to the JPackage method. See:
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JavaFAQ#head-09b609578b45f636daa3d3e6ed63b61bc0f2d85d
> > -Dan
> Dan, since I respect your opinions (Lawd, Lawd hep me!) I checked out
> the wiki. There are ALOT of mentions of things just not working and I am
> not suave enough to cipher it all out. So, it's kinda off-putting. If I
> really want a working java environment, with no burps in the barrel,
> what do you suggest? I gotta get this working, and why not an rpm that
> does stuff the Fedora way that also puts java really running without all
> the caveats? Thanx, Ric

The list of problems on the JavaFAQ page relates to the native Java
implementation using gcj, not Sun Java. The link Dan referred to for the
"JPackage method" shows how to install Sun Java in a way that coexists
nicely with other java implementations you might install, and is managed
using rpm just like most of the other software on the system.

Installing Java "the JPackage way" also has the benefit of making
available the large number of ready-packaged Java applications in the
JPackage repository, which is very useful if your interest in Java stems
from more than just the browser plugin.


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