[CentOS] Java support : is there a native package ?

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Wed Nov 9 21:12:39 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 16:08 -0500, Ryan wrote:
> Jim Perrin wrote:
> >>OK, so you need a .spec file and a couple of lines of script.  The point
> >>is that the hard and unnecessary part is finding all the stuff yourself
> >>in the first place.  Instead of directions that point to distribution
> >>agnostic and vague directions, why can't we have something that just
> >>installs it for us?
> > 
> > 
> > because current java licensing prevents such useful things.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> I've noticed some other distros (*cough* Debian *cough*) are including 
> java packages in their repo. Any idea how they get away with it?
> Maybe Sun just doesn't want to rock the boat...

They have the free jpackage.org stuff ... they do not have the Sun or
IBM SDK / JRE stuff in the repos (that I can find).
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