Very confused as to what version of Java is in Feisty;(

Ghodmode ghodmode at
Wed May 2 15:26:40 UTC 2007

On 5/3/07, John L Fjellstad <john-ubuntu at> wrote:
> Ghodmode <ghodmode at> writes:
> > When you have found the right one, just make sure it's the first one
> > available in your path.  I think you'll find that the one in the path is
> a
> > symbolic link.  So, you just need to change where that symbolic link
> points
> > to.
> You don't want to change the manually. You want to use the alternative
> system to change it.  The alternative system (using update-alternatives)
> will not only change the binary of the one you asking for, but also the
> manual pages and associated files.
> So, for Java, it will not just point /usr/bin/java to the version you
> want, but it will also update the javac, jar etc links, but also the
> associated manual pages to those files

I didn't know about the alternatives system.  I changed all of those links
manually.  I see from Scott's example how to update it to point at a
package.  How would I do it for a JDK that I installed manually?


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