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Re: [opensuse] Installing jre-6-linux-i586-rpm.bin
  • From: Abstract <thikrat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2007 08:47:34 -0500
  • Message-id: <c46cd1000703090547l244b26cak66039d36064195a5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I agree it is a hack, but I never understood the whole
/etc/alternatives thing, it really seemed evil to me as well :)  This
way, I had netbeans, and all my apps using the new java, without all
the hassle

On 3/9/07, Glenn Holmer <gholmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thursday 08 March 2007 07:42, Abstract wrote:
> I have had java-6 working on many distros 64-bit and 32-bit, usually,
> its as simply as making the .bin file executable and then running the
> .bin.

But that's just a hack if your distro uses /etc/alternatives (which I
personally consider unspeakably evil, BTW).  A SUSE-fied package that
generates the required forest of symlinks will make it much easier to
switch back and forth between Java 5 and Java 6 during testing.

--
Glenn Holmer (Q-Link: ShadowM)
http://www.lyonlabs.org/commodore/c64.html
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