Java and the recommendations that have been made

Benjamin Edwards bedwards at
Thu Sep 30 10:08:47 UTC 2004

What is the advantage of doing this over just installing the .bin?

>>> Eric SCHAEFFER <eschaeffer at> 09/30/04 09:13am >>>

The site provides you a package that "transform"
Sun JRE/JDK bin files into a debian package. 
You need to download the bin file from Sun's site, install the z42
package (j2se-package), create a deb from bin file (see man pages,
really easy) and then install the newly created deb (depends on
java-common only, I think).
You can then install the debian extras package from z42 (ex:
sun-j2sdk1.4debian) if you want.


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