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Re: [opensuse] Firefox 3 beta
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:54:01 +1100
  • Message-id: <47E482D9.3020200@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fred A. Miller wrote:
Basil Chupin wrote:
Oddball wrote:
Greg Freemyer schreef:


I'm running 64-bit. Flash works. Don't know about Java. What's a
good site to test that on?

Greg

http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp


Just following on from the python-gtk fiasco mentioned in another thread, I went to the above site and did THE TEST :-) , and, just as with the business of python-gtk, I am now totally c-o-n-f-u-s-e-d, to put it politely :-( .

Doing the test resulted in me being given the message, "Oooops, you are using the wrong version of java" - or words to this effect. So I go looking for the "right" version of java.

In YaST2 Software Management I can see that I have java-1_5_0-sun installed but just a little way down there is java-1_6_0-sun staring me in the face.

Both versions come from opensuse.org/update/10.3 repository so why hasn't YaST2 upgraded java to the newer 1.6 version (as indicated in the result of THE TEST)?

That, I can only guess. What I did, awhile ago, was to start installing both versions and some problems went away. I can only guess that there are a few odd-ball apps. that can't figure out to use version 6 as they should. ;)

Oh, how very nice! "odd-ball apps." in openSUSE. Are we moving in the direction of Windows-way of doing things?

But the bottom line is: "So, you've installed both versions without problems?" Sounds like you have so I shall now <taking a deep breath and pushing out my chest> do the same!

(Fred, you realise that if this doesn't work out I'll have to get Guido/Aaron K/Sam Clemens pay you visit, don't you? :-D .)

Ciao.


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