update-alternatives --config java

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Aug 27 23:34:41 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-27 at 13:09 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> You might just try symlinking /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.4-sun
> to /usr/lib/j2se/1.4.  I have no idea how well that might work :-)  But
> Wulfy is right that this naming scheme never included the Blackdown java.

I don't fully understand the alternatives system, but I believe there is
a config file that lists what belongs to what alternative. Just
symlinking something into a directory won't cut it unless the
alternatives system is WAY smarter than I believe it is. But I suppose I
could find out... :-)

> > 
> >> Any package will be somewhat behind the bleeding edge that you could
> >> have from installing from Sun.  It's just the way things work, I think.
> > 
> > Hm, we are LONG way behind the "bleeding edge".
> No, we're not.

Hm, well, here have been quite a few releases of 1.4 since 1.4.2-02.
1.4.2 is at subrelease 15 now. But that might be a Blackdown thing
rather than a Ubuntu thing. I shouldn't have referred to ANY 1.4 version
as bleeding edge though :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
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