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Re: java again really

On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 10:22 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >>     With this addition my jedit was installed fast and it works right. I 
> >> needs to be added to the document.
> > 
> > No, what needs to be added to the document is instructions on how to use
> > the alternatives facility to get these links set up properly.
> > 
> > I can understand how Karl or anyone else might be led to fix these
> > things up by hand, as above, but it's better to use the tool designed
> > for the job.  But in order to do so, one needs to know what that tool
> > is.  It's not as common knowledge as it ought to be.
> > 
> > man alternatives
> Do you think this manual page will help someone who doesn't have a 
> jpackage-style installation or compat package?  What is needed is for 

No, but IIRC, the "document" referred to discussed installing the compat

> that to be included in the disto.  Or at least full documentation on all 
> of the symlinks needed to construct one by hand.

That would probably help, yes.

The real solution would be for Sun to supply a well-integrated
RHEL/Fedora RPM, but apparently the effort to make that happen hasn't
met with much success.

                Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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