Java problem

Craig White craigwhite at
Sat Dec 29 23:41:26 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-12-29 at 17:30 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:

> Sun probably knows as much as anyone else about where java should live, 
> but if you want to second guess that and build a morass of symlinks 
> pointing to symlinks, why not include a set that point to this location?
sun is indifferent to where a jre/jdk lives

rpm's don't have the luxury of being indifferent but tarballs do.

Plenty of software vendors package sun's java with their software and it
will install anywhere...try installing Dell OMSA package on a Dell

Again, since Sun builds the rpm, they have control over postinstall
scripts that can do whatever including building symlinks, installing
browser plugin in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or whatever should occur on
an install process.


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