man update-alternatives priority

Thufir hawat.thufir at
Wed Jan 14 17:25:26 UTC 2009

On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:41:17 +0000, Thufir wrote:

> Should I make the sun binary have a higher priority?
> thufir at arrakis:~$
> thufir at arrakis:~$ sudo update-alternatives --config java
> There are 2 alternatives which provide `java'.
>   Selection    Alternative
> ----------------------------------------------- *+        1   
> /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-openjdk/jre/bin/java
>           2    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
> Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number: 2 Using
> '/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java' to provide 'java'.
> thufir at arrakis:~$

Hmm, even after selecting the sun jvm as as default, netbeans shows:

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 6.1 (Build 080905)
Java: 1.6.0_0; OpenJDK Client VM 1.6.0_0-b12
System: Linux version 2.6.27-7-generic running on i386; UTF-8; en_US (nb)
Userdir: /home/thufir/.netbeans/6.1

Of course, I selected the sun JVM and the JDK wasn't listed given that 
it's installed:

thufir at arrakis:~$ sudo aptitude search sun-java6-jdk
i   sun-java6-jdk                                       - Sun Java(TM) 
Development Kit (JDK) 6                         
thufir at arrakis:~$ 


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