[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 05:08:34 UTC 2010


On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org> wrote:
>> As luck would have it, I have copies of the java-1.6.0 b12 EPEL RPMS
>> that were offered before Centos added java-1.6.0 b09 as an "upgrade"
>> on my home page.
>
> A lot of luck (or foresight...) indeed!
>
> I used these old EPEL SRPMs + my experience of building the OpenJDK on
> CentOS (see previous mails) in order to adapt the latest Fedora 12
> OpenJdk SRPMs (Java 1.6.0 b16, using IcedTea 1.6).
>
> It basically boils down to:
> - remove visualvm and its netbeans dependency
> - remove X11 patch
> - workaround the plugin compilation issue (see previous mails) on
> x86_64 (the EPEL SRPM was really helpful here)
>
> You can download an SRPM from here:
> http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/SRPMS/
> http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/SRPMS/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-33.b16.el5.argeo.1.src.rpm
>

Hey, thanks. I'm trying it out.

I'm concerned the yum update against the base/updates of Centos will
keep trying to install that crappy older version that Centos carries.
Have you tested that?

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