On 4/1/06, Ian Pilcher wrote:
Andrew Haley wrote:
> Ian Pilcher writes:
> > It takes a little work, but it can be done. For a 100% "real" Java
> > environment, you'll first want to remove all the gcj-compiled packages
> > from your system.
> What for? They will still work.
I think it's more accurate to say that they *should* work. The OP
expressed some concern about this.
Depending on what you want to do with them, they do work. The
rebuilt JAR files include all the normal java class files that Sun/IBM/BEA
java need, but also the native stuff for gcj. See, for example:
So there is no need to remove gcj-compiled packages.
> Install whatever runtime environment you want via an RPM from
and use /usr/sbin/alternatives to switch to it.
This certainly works. What I currently recommend to devs using eclipse
here is to download the latest eclipse and run it from their home directory
(so if you might remove the gcj native ecplise so /usr/bin/eclipse doesn't
confuse them, but that's optional). I recommend that because eclipse is
still somewhat picky about where it finds things, and if (for example) a dev
installs the WTP plugin, eclipse is going to download everything to their
home directory anyway. In this sense the /usr/share/java/ jars don't "work"
but that's not JPackage or Fedora's fault, it's an Eclipse platform decision.
Someday it might get all smoothed out.