java JRE upgrade 10 does not work
peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Wed Jan 24 01:39:05 UTC 2007
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 20:21:44 -0400
Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
> Peter Garrett wrote:
> > after the java install ( not forgetting update-alternatives --config java
> > )
> Not necessary - it's part of the install.
Really ? I didn't see it, and when I checked with update-alternatives
--config java I had to change the number...
> > - but I guess the method you used is just as easy
> > with auto-replace in your editor of choice. Personally I only wanted the
> > runtime and plugin so I installed sun-java6-bin and sun-java6-plugin
> That's not a complete runtime - you need sun-java?-jre. The bin package is
> just the native code. Damn, I forgot the plugin :-)
$ apt-cache depends sun-java6-bin
$ dpkg -l sun-java6-jre | grep ii
ii sun-java6-jre 6-00-2 Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6
(architecture independent files)
> > Caveat: this is safe enough with java, but not advisable for other
> > packages that might do something unpleasant, like try to change your libc6
> > version etc.
> Yeah, I should probably have mentioned that... libc6 changes are annoying
> enough _within_ a release (I've taken to removing libc6-i686 before any
> upgrade that changes libc6, then reinstalling it - otherwise I routinely
> find myself unable to run anything).
Right, libc6 needs careful handling - although I haven't had trouble
with it in upgrades here :)
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