Not a bash, just the facts
kauer at biplane.com.au
Fri Mar 24 13:59:30 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 09:07 -0400, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > Doesn't Synaptic install a non-Sun Java? I'm pretty sure it does.
> Synaptic points at whatever you want. I have sun-j2sdk1.5.
I installed breezy, and apart from jiggering the restricted flags etc, I
never added any repositories (sorry, one - but it was for ATI drivers
only). And in the repositories I had after installing a basically
default breezy, there was no Sun Java.
I've installed (via the packagizing tseps in the WiKi) about four
versions of the Sun JDK/JRE, works well. On the other hand, I can't see
somebody's Mum wanting to install a Sun JDK - or if she did, it would
present her with no difficulty.
> It says:
> Maintainer: Ubuntu Backports Project <ubuntu-bp-devel at googlegroups.com>
Well, I think that is an illegal package. But IANAL.
> > To Get
> > Sun's you have to go through the "get it, package-ize it, install it"
> > process with a download from Sun, and that's what the WiKi describes in
> > such detail.
> You don't _have_ to.
Well, I think you do, unless you use an illegal package. But maybe I'm
> Afaik, _nobody_ but Sun has a JDK for 1.5, and I wouldn't be at all
> surprised if Eclipse is counting on the major improvements in that version.
Nope. Not as at 3.1, anyway.
Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au) +61-2-64957160 (w/h)
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