java again really

Knute Johnson knute at
Thu Jan 3 17:56:41 UTC 2008

>On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 20:02 -0800, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> >Knute Johnson wrote:
>> >> To install and run Sun Java on F8 look at the simplified instructions 
>> >> on this site;
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> You don't need to remove anything before installing Sun Java.  JEdit 
>> >> should work with icedtea anyway.
>> >>
>> >>   
>> >    Some of the things the page says are wrong. But it will be easy now 
>> >with sim links to use the right java and jedit will work. By the way, I 
>> >tried it with icedtea and it did not work at ALL!
>> What is wrong with the document?
>specifically, nothing, generally, you are really only plucking the low
>hanging fruit of a i386 install with emphasis on getting functional use
>of the sun java plugin running in Firefox.
>If someone has ambitions beyond that, your instructions are of little
>value. We have already covered this ground.

We haven't covered any ground before Craig.

The document is not a step by step tutorial for the totally 
uninformed.  It is a minimal set of instructions to get Sun's Java 
installed on both i386 and x86_64 and to get them to work.  I don't 
know what Karl's command line problem is but it does work just fine 
for me.  Part of his problem was that he removed icedtea and didn't 
have a clue about the alternatives program.

Knute Johnson
Molon Labe...

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