java again really
mjs at CLEMSON.EDU
Thu Jan 3 17:42:49 UTC 2008
On Thu, 2008-01-03 at 10:22 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> >> With this addition my jedit was installed fast and it works right. I
> >> needs to be added to the document.
> > No, what needs to be added to the document is instructions on how to use
> > the alternatives facility to get these links set up properly.
> > I can understand how Karl or anyone else might be led to fix these
> > things up by hand, as above, but it's better to use the tool designed
> > for the job. But in order to do so, one needs to know what that tool
> > is. It's not as common knowledge as it ought to be.
> > man alternatives
> Do you think this manual page will help someone who doesn't have a
> jpackage-style installation or compat package? What is needed is for
No, but IIRC, the "document" referred to discussed installing the compat
> that to be included in the disto. Or at least full documentation on all
> of the symlinks needed to construct one by hand.
That would probably help, yes.
The real solution would be for Sun to supply a well-integrated
RHEL/Fedora RPM, but apparently the effort to make that happen hasn't
met with much success.
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