[CentOS] Re: Java JDK on CentOS 4.4

Edward Diener eldiener at tropicsoft.com
Thu Nov 16 00:37:50 UTC 2006

Matt Hyclak wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 05:28:12PM -0500, Edward Diener enlightened us:
>> I did not choose Java when I installed CentOS 4.4 and I want to install 
>> a JDK to do Java programming. What is the default Java JDK for CentOS 
>> 4.4 ? I see under YumEx very little which looks like a Java JDK. Is 
>> there one in the distribution ? Is there a way to get Sun's latest JDK 5 
>> installed safely and successfully on CentOS 4.4, perhaps via an RPM for 
>> it tailored to CentOS 4.4, or should I just use the one on Sun's web 
>> site ? After installing the RPM is there anything else I have to do to 
>> get it to work properly in CentOS 4.4 ? Any help is gratefully appreciated.
> See jpackage.org for a .nosrc.rpm to use with Sun's Java.

I see a package called java-1.5.0-sun-compat once I added JPackage to my 
yum repositories. Is this the Sun JDK 5.0 ( 1.5.0 ) ? If not, what is 
the reason for this and how is it supposed to work with the latest Sun 
JDK 5.0 ( 1.5.0 ) ?

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