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

Ryan ryanag at zoominternet.net
Wed Nov 9 21:51:09 UTC 2005

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 15:09, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>It is a SUN issue that we can't build an easily installable RPM and also
>>meet their licensing requirement.
> Does the license actually specify that a user has to click their
> download link instead of running a script that uses wget or
> something?  Obviously you can't include their code, but there
> should be a way to reduce the many-step operation with instructions
> that are likely to be out of date with one step that is kept
> current.
> --  
>    Les Mikesell
>      lesmikesell at gmail.com

It looks like you can distribute it now (this must have just changed)


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