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Re: java again really

Peter Boy wrote:
Am Freitag, den 04.01.2008, 20:41 -0600 schrieb Les Mikesell:
Do you mean there is a java-sun-compat package included in the fedora
repository or some part of the jpackage repository that is documented as
working with F7 and F8?

Fedora never included a java-sun-compat package but a jpackage-util
which installs a basic infrastructure for java according to the
jpackage.org specification.

But jpackage.org has nothing documented as working on anything newer than FC6.

It is (and was since Fedora 1) up to the user or sysadmin to decide, - either to download java-1.x.x-sun-compat-1.x.x.y-zjpp.i[nnn}.rpm from jpackage.org and the Sun java rpm from Sun and install both
- or to download java-1.x.x-sun-1.x.x.y-zjpp.nosrc.rpm and the shell
script based Sun Java distribution from Sun, build their own rpm and
install that.

And jpackage.org supplied instructions and rpms for doing this up through FC6.

This principle was introduced with Red Hat Linux 8 or 9, had been taken
over into Fedora and has been continuously improved over the various
Fedora versions (e.g. introducing a yum repository as part of

And does not mention F7/F8, although some of the packages might still work.

So your information in your posting I refer to, as well as in several of
your previous postings is simply wrong and continually spreading out
wrong information is rather awkward.

Please supply links to the jpackage instructions for F7 or F8. If they exist, I have been unable to find them. Or if you see java-sun-compat in this list that fedora packagers are taking over, please point it out: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/JavaPackagingStatus.

I'd like to be wrong about this, but it looks like jpackage.org is no longer providing current fedora-compatible packages, or at least not documenting them as such, and unlike some of the other packages that have been incorporated directly into the fedora repository, java-sun-compat is clearly missing. I'm not running anything newer than FC6 myself (I was waiting for jpackage.org to catch up...) so maybe I've overlooked something.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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