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Re: Sun's JRE is broken on Fedora 8

On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 07:47 -0500, Andrew Parker wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2007 7:32 AM, Christopher A. Williams <fedoralists cawllc com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 11:10 +0100, Milos Jakubicek wrote:
> > > > That shouldn't surprise anyone who actually tried it -- I'm just
> > > > surprised that I don't remember anyone mention this yet.
> > >
> > > Look at this for a workaround if you need Sun's Java:
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=254144
> > >
> > > It is also mentioned on:
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/F8Common
> > >
> >
> > Unfortunately, none of this has helped me work around the problem with
> > Lotus Notes 8.0. AS mentioned in the bugzilla comments, it is another
> > retail package that includes its own JVM. I can't seem to find how it's
> > packed to try and apply the sed patch to it.
> >
> > I'm having to run Notes for Windows in a VM for now because I need the
> > application for work. Anyone else had any luck with this part? I've
> > tried about a bazillion different things suggested here and elsewhere
> > and have had absolutely no luck at all...

> If you have it installed on your VM, can you copy the installation
> over to F8 and patch it?  Some applications copy easily (e.g. Google
> Earth can just copy the installation directory over), some can be a
> little entertaining to copy over (Crossover for example has menu items
> to set up).  If its not obvious what to copy, then create a new user
> on your VM, so you have a pretty much empty directory) and install as
> that user.  Everything the installation does must be in that user's
> directory.

Unfortunately, copying over a Notes for Windows install into a Linux
environment won't work. The Windows and Linux versions share Java and
Eclipse code, but that's about it. I also just read in the Notes support
forums that the installer unpacks two seperate and distinct JREs!

It gets even better - Notes 8.0 is impressively messy in where it wants
to install files. Not everything goes in a user's directory. It's quite
a messy application. The again, the only reason why I use it is because
my company uses it as their mail application (and some of them think its
great... I'll withhold further comment).

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice there is.

--Yogi Berra

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