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Re: [SLE] Java JRE 1.5
  • From: John Bailo <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 05:45:10 -0700
  • Message-id: <200505210545.11027.jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks. I definitely need to acquire/buy 9.3



On Saturday 21 May 2005 01:22, Kornelis Sietsma wrote:
> John Bailo wrote:
> >Is there a Suse 9.2 compatible JRE 1.5 RPM anywhere?
> >
> >The distro seems to require 1.4 or things like Konqueror don't work right.
> >
> >( I installed an outside copy of 1.5 and java applets stopped working ).
> >
> >I need 1.5 to run azureus ( bittorrent client ).
>
> You need to build your own RPM from the jpackage.org wrapper and the Sun
> binaries:
> - download (but don't install) the Sun JDK binary (not the JRE)
> - download java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.03-1jpp.nosrc.rpm from
> http://jpackage.org/rpm.php?id=2546
> - follow the instructions at http://jpackage.org/rebuilding.php to set
> up your system with the above files and build your own RPMs
> - the rpms will include both a "java" and a "java-devel" rpm - if you
> just want a JRE not a JDK, don't install the "java-devel" package.
>
> Sadly, this convoluted process is necessary because the JPackage.org
> people don't think they are legally able to distribute a JRE due to
> Sun's licensing rules. I'm not quite sure why these rules apply to
> jpackage.org but not to Suse, I'd guess it's because Suse has more clout :)
>
> Note that if you want to run both Java 1.4 and Java 1.5 you'll need the
> update-alternatives package - it's included in Suse 9.3 but I'm not sure
> if it is for 9.2, or if you need to get it from jpackage.org. Using
> this is beyond the scope of this e-mail :)
>
> - Korny
> --
> Kornelis Sietsma

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