[CentOS-devel] Re: sun java rpms in on dev.centos.org

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Fri Aug 11 08:02:59 UTC 2006

On Thu, 10 Aug 2006, Jim Perrin wrote:

> > What's the reasoning for renaming the (jpackage) package name from
> > java-1.5.0-sun to java-1.5.0-centos?
> >
> > Offhand, I'd consider that modification odd/unwise, unless there's some good
> > (but not obvious to me) justification for doing so.
> Simply, it's not sun java, so there's no need or reason to have the
> sun name there.
> The java package is from
> https://jdk-distros.dev.java.net/developer.html, released under the
> DLJ license. The original binary is jdk-1_5_0_07-distro-linux-i586.bin
> Because it's built for Centos, centos is added to the name. There are
> differences between this java, and the java jdk found at sun, so
> calling them both sun java would be incorrect and may lead to
> confusion though the differences are mostly in the jdk packaging and
> attached license.

The name appended is the upstream provider. Therefor it is not IBM's 
java and not BEA's java and certainly not CentOS's java. It is SUN's java 

So yes, like Rex suggested, it should have appended 'sun' not 'centos'

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