[CentOS-devel] rhwas 5 work?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Apr 10 15:17:16 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> Jean-Marc LIGER wrote:
>>>> There is something that I don't have clearly understood, why 
>>>> couldn't you use icedtea java instead ?
>>> Because icedtea is Java 1.7, which isn't really there yet. This one is
>>> Java 1.6.
>> And even Java 1.6 is a strech, as the webstack is currently built 
>> using java-1.4.2 ... which we can not use to build since we can not 
>> distribute it.
> What's the problem with a jpackage nosrc rpm and instructions to 
> download your own copy of the java binary from Sun and execute this 
> command?

Because CentOS does not distribute RPMS that we can't get repo closure on.

People expect that if they say yum install jbossas it will work and NOT 
require them to build stuff.

Also ... I can't build GPL stuff against NON-FREE stuff and distribute 
it as GPL :D

(Well or at least it is a questionable proactice)

AND since there is a FREE / GPL version available that is what we will 
use or we won't distribute it.

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