Java Environment (7.04)
dick.dowdell at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 01:37:58 UTC 2007
Good info. Thanks.
On 7/31/07, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Dick Dowdell wrote:
> > I'm fairly new to Ubuntu myself, but I'm a very old hand at Java
> > development. For some reason Kaffe is distributed with Ubuntu rather
> > the Sun JDK/JRE. I've not found it a good choice.
> > Yop can download Sun's Java JDK1.6.0_02 from Sun (http://java.sun.com)
> > On 7/31/07, jack <jdangler at terremark.com> wrote:
> >> I have 7.04 running and came across this page which details building a
> >> java dev environment on ubuntu feisty...
> >> http://blogs.sun.com/coldrick/entry/java_development_on_ubuntu_part
> >> After d/l'ing the jdk, the author says to execute this as a normal user
> >> fakeroot make-jpkg jdk-6u2-linux-i586.bin
> These are both very obsolete - just use the sun-java* packages from
> multiverse. No muss, no fuss.
> Kaffe isn't actually "distributed with Ubuntu", it's just that some apps
> requiring Java will specify a preferential jre - like
> "depends kaffe | java2-runtime", and if you don't have anything else that
> provides "java2-runtime" you'll get kaffe. In my case, I got gcj - which
> is equally useless. Usually, installing a late sun-java will allow you to
> remove kaffe or gcj or any other lesser java without removing the packages
> that caused them to be installed in the first place.
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