[CentOS] java

Thu May 3 20:29:35 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Lance Davis wrote:
>>>>> Would it be possible to have Sun's JDK in a CentOS repository using
>>>>> Sun DLJ license? This license allows the binary JDK redistribution by
>>>>> linux distributions (as far as I know Ubuntu includes the JDK under
>>>>> this license).
>>>> we had a look at this a long time back, when the DLJ was announced 
>>>> initially - and we didnt think it was open enough for us to ship 
>>>> Java, also there are some legal issues that seem grey and the only 
>>>> response we could get from Sun was along the lines of  'go speak to 
>>>> your lawyers'.
>>>> We dont really have any layers, so we wont be speaking to them :)
>>> The main issue is that Sun insist that we accept liability for 3rd 
>>> party use - whilst Mark Shuttleworth has deep enough pockets - we 
>>> dont ....
>>> We are trying to work with Sun to remove this requirement though.
>> I don't see how, regardless of what the Sun agreement says, you could 
>> be  held any more or less responsible for redistributing java than any 
>> other software component you redistribute.  That is, someone would 
>> have to successfully sue over damages from a software flaw first and 
>> if people could do that, Microsoft would have been out of business 
>> many years ago.  And it is bound to be less buggy than the version you 
>> do distribute...
>> Anyway, according the the link I posted (which I can't check myself), 
>> you can now use RHEL up2date to get sun java, so Red Hat must have 
>> worked something out too. 
> So what is the magic command with up2date to get that?  Or what repo is 
> it coming from?

According to: http://apps.byuh.edu/olelo/?p=14
it is
up2date java-1.5.0-sun-devel

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com