Sun Java installation issues

Derek Broughton news at
Fri Oct 10 02:19:23 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 10/09/2008 05:36 PM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Glenn Holmer wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 12:51 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>> > Having said all that, it ought to be way easier for the average
>>>> > person to upgrade Java on a Linux box...
>>>> Certainly.  Install any java package from the Ubuntu package
>>>> repository, and they _should_ run update-java-alternatives themselves
>>>> (last I checked, the sun-java packages, at least, didn't - but that's a
>>>> packaging bug).
>>> So what does the average user do, rebuild the package?
>> No, just manually run update-java-alternatives after installing the
>> package.
> You'll find that that doesn't fix the 'java --version" issue if the sun
> java package isn't already installed from the Ubuntu repo.

I don't get it - I was recommending installing the package from the repo,
then running update-java-alternatives.  Or are you saying it doesn't work
for some non-Sun Ubuntu packages?  I have, for the most part, not used
those, but last time I tried at least kaffe and java-package worked.

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