[CentOS] Re: Java JDK on CentOS 4.4

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Thu Nov 16 09:54:34 UTC 2006

On Thursday 16 November 2006 00:43, Edward Diener wrote:
> Is there any particular procedure for installing the Java 1,5 on Sun's
> site to CentOS 4.4 ? I see a Jpackage package called
> Java-1.5.0-sun-compat but I have no idea what this is or how it is
> supposed to be used.
> Setting up Sun's Java latest 1.5.0 JDK on "that other OS whose name
> shall not be mentioned" is a no-brainer so it is a bit disappointing
> that it is more complicated on CentOS 4.4. But maybe it is really as
> easy as downloading the appropriate file from Sun's site and installing
> it and I am overestimating any other issues.

Here is the procedure we use to build a set of Sun Java rpms.

To build a set of RPMs for java from java.sun.com

1.  Install rpmdevtools if it's not already installed from extras

    # yum  --enablerepo=extras install rpmdevtools\*

    Run buildrpmtree.
    This installs an rpm build environment ( ~/rpmbuild/* ) under the
    current user.

    # buildrpmtree

3.  Install jpackage.repo from JPackage
    # cd /etc/yum.repos
    # wget http://www.jpackage.org/jpackage.repo

4.  Download the latest Java SDK from sun.java.com.
     To build a set of RPMs make sure you get the jdk-xxx-linux-i586.bin
     file not the jdk-xxx-linux-i586-rpm.bin file


    Copy it to ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES

5.  Download the latest java-xxx-sun-xxxjpp.nosrc.rpm from JPackage.org 
    ( check the JPackage location for this package )

6.  Build the JDK RPMs

    # rpmbuild --rebuild java-1.5.0-sun-

    If the build is successful there will be a set of java RPMs in




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Tony Molloy.

System Manager.
Dept. of Comp. Sci.
University of Limerick

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