[CentOS-docs] Java Installation HowTo kickoff (JDK 1.4.2, 1.5 and 1.6)

Fri Mar 16 13:57:01 UTC 2007
Matt Hyclak <hyclak at math.ohiou.edu>

On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 01:11:15PM +0100, Ralph Angenendt enlightened us:
> Leonardo Pinheiro wrote:
> >    I've started posting it (not finished), and there is indeed a link
> >    for it in the  HowTos  ([2]http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos  ).  I
> >    hope by now the JavaOnCentOS may be used at least by experienced
> >    users. Suggestions are welcome.
> Damn. Why the crosspost to centos-devel? This is a docs-issue and should
> be kept on this list.
> The page in question is <http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/JavaOnCentOS>. So
> everyone look at that and write your review :)

Here's some thoughts - 

1. Setting up .rpmmacros. There are probably half a dozen pages that mention
this and half a dozen ways of doing it. Should we consolidate all that
information onto a single HowTos/ConfiguringRPMMacros page? There is at
least the manual method of creating the directories and the
fedora-rpmdevtools (or whatever it's called) method of doing it.

2. (Sun JDK 1.4.2) Should we be recommending anyone ever use --nodeps? I can
just see it now: "Well, it said I could use --nodeps on this Java thing, so
I figured I could use --nodeps on this FC7 glibc package for my CentOS 2.1

At the very least, explain why this is happening in this case and why
--nodeps should not be used in any other situation.


Matt Hyclak
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