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[opensuse-factory] The update-alternatives confuser
Right, I had openjdk installed but I had an application that required Sun java which I installed using zypper.
Next I tried using update-alternatives, no worky.
Read and re-read the manpage which is very wordy but leaves me clueless.
I googled and eventually stumbled upon "update-alternatives --all" which offered options that allowed me to select java-1_6_0-sun, but javac was still pointing to openjdk.
"zypper in java-1_6_0-sun-devel" and automatically it righted everything.

Over the years I've found update-alternatives to be very confusing and I wish the manpage at least had a few useful examples. I think I'll have to find the maintainer and make suggestions as until now I've not had any luck reading the manpage and making SWAGs (Scientific Wild Ass Guesses - Trademark -- Amdahl Corporation).
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