Sun Java installation issues

Glenn Holmer gholmer at
Fri Oct 10 11:10:48 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 21:36 -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > The biggest problem with that is that you're limited to whatever is in
> > the repository.  I just checked, and for Java 6, it's update 6... and
> > the current release is update 7.  Many people are also using 6u10, which
> > is on its second release candidate already.  If the most current
> > versions were available I'd use update-alternatives and ignore the
> > ugliness behind the scenes.
> I think that goes back to the issue of derangement :-)  Nobody _really_
> needs to be more up-to-date than update 6.  Heavens, most of the software
> I'm using still says it's only certified on Java5 - but they "think" it
> will work on Java6.

6u7 has security patches, which I don't consider deranged:

"After the vintage season came the aftermath - and Cenbe."
Glenn Holmer  (Q-Link: ShadowM)

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