FC4 and Java...

Matthew Saltzman mjs at ces.clemson.edu
Tue Jun 27 11:11:32 UTC 2006

On Tue, 27 Jun 2006, Anne Wilson wrote:

> On Saturday 24 June 2006 21:19, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
>> On Sat, 24 Jun 2006, bruce wrote:
>>> hi..
>>> Can someone please tell me whay it's apparently difficult to install java
>>> sdk on FC4...
>> Sun's licensing terms preclude distribution by third parties.
>>> it appears that i have to do ...
>>> http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/index.php/JPackage_Java_for_FC4
>>> or, is there a rpm package that i can get my hands on...
>> That *is* the RPM package.  It's just that you have to build it yourself.
>> The JPackage RPMs are designed to integrate properly with Fedora.  The Sun
>> RPMs are broken.  The Sun .bin distribution doesn't integrate at all.  If
>> all you want is the browser plugin, it doesn't matter much, but if you are
>> doing anything more sophisticated than that, you definitely want to follow
>> the JPackage Way.
>> It looks scary at first, but it's really not that hard...
> Matthew, I've been trying to get Azureus working, and it looks like java
> problems, so I tried to follow this.  Version numbers have moved on, but I
> got the Sun package.  I hit problems with finding the jpackage, though.  I
> got as far as http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/jpackage/1.7/generic/non-free/ but I
> can't find any package that looks to be right.  Could you take a look and
> re-direct me, please?

I don't see anything at all in the 1.7 subdir.  See 

> Anne

 		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
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