Updating JRE (Java)

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 8 23:26:30 UTC 2010

Frank Murphy wrote:
> On 02/08/10 13:22, Parshwa Murdia wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Frank Murphy<frankly3d at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> friend of fedora, i was asking for update only and not reinstalling!!
> You cannot update jre, it is always a full clean out (optional) and 
> reinstall.
> Even on Windows
Not really.  Sun's JRE will install over the top of an existing JRE 
install.  However, if it breaks, you get to keep the results.  I also 
have a lot of fun installing the JDK on Sun systems and RHEL/RHAS 
systems.  Windows is another animal where the installer wants to make 
sure it has a clean platform (this means removing msjava as well) to 
install on so it rips everything out and then installs again.

James McKenzie

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