[CentOS] Installing Java 1.4.2

Tue Oct 3 13:50:15 UTC 2006
Dan Stoner <dstoner at flmnh.ufl.edu>

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 1/16/06, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > How can I be sure of the dependencies?
>> > What yum command would I run afterwards?
>> > How do I get updates to this rpm over time?
>> >
>> > thanks!
>> jpackage offers a yum repository. You'll need to set that up if you
>> want to update from their packages. As for the java rpm. You're on
>> your own for that one. Sun has yet to set up a java repository, and
>> their license is such that we cannot.
> Revisiting this after many months... Is it still true that every user
> has to track when
> Sun and jpackage issue matching updates and get them separately the
> hard way...

Are you talking about j2re or other java software?

I believe you can acquire Java j2re updates from one of the third-party 
CentOS repositories, such as DAG/rpmforge.

Manually download:  http://dag.wieers.com/packages/j2re/

To add the DAG repo permanently (and thus get any updates provided by 
the repo provider):


On my server machines I usually explicitly include only the packages I 
want from the 3rd party repo.  This helps me keep straight which 
packages are fully supported by the distro and which ones I had to go 
looking for.

To tell yum that you only want to update j2re, just add one line to 


  Dan Stoner
  Network Administrator
  Florida Museum of Natural History
  University of Florida