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

Wed Mar 21 02:42:56 UTC 2007
Leonardo Pinheiro <leopinheiro at gmail.com>

On 3/16/07, Daniel de Kok <danieldk at pobox.com> wrote:
> Hi Leonardo,
> On Fri, 16 Mar 2007 08:18:56 -0300
> "Leonardo Pinheiro" <leopinheiro at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've started posting it (not finished), and there is indeed a link
> > for it in the HowTos (http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos ). I hope by now
> > the JavaOnCentOS may be used at least by experienced users.
> Great work! Some suggestions:

Thank you very much for your time! I haven't had much free time, but
today I've made some changes.

> ---
> General: I think it is best and most consistent to just use root
> prompts (#) or user ($) prompts, and not longer prompts
> (<your_user>@host ~]). This to avoid having a different "syntax" per
> page.

I've made some changes on this. Seems cleaner now.

> Preface: please add a short preface telling:
> - What this page/article covers, and the method being used (building of
>   JPackage SRPMS, rather than any of the other possible approaches).
> - What JDK versions are described.
> - What the user will have after following the instructions.

Changed, but might still be worked out.

> Step 1: maybe it's best to point to this page to remove redundancy:
> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/YumAndRPM

> It would probably best if we divide that page in sections (with
> anchors) rather than bulleted points to make linking easier.

How can I do that in the wiki? Anchors, etc

> Step 2: add a link to the priorities and protectbase pages,
> especially in CentOS 5 there may be a lot of overlap of Java-related
> packages.

Yes, this must be done. Now those repositories issues are gonna be
called "Step 3", because it's not actually needed for rebuilding the
rpms or deploying the -compat rpms.

> ---
> I still have to read the rest a bit. Anyway, IMO it's a great addition
> to the Wiki.
> -- Daniel

I'm gonna work on this wiki whenever I have time, keep sending your
suggestions, and even edited texts if you think it is faster (English
is not natural to me).