[CentOS] Java install

Thu Sep 11 19:15:25 UTC 2008
Steve Huff <shuff at vecna.org>

On Sep 11, 2008, at 2:40 PM, Ric Moore wrote:

>> http://jpackage.org/ makes your life easier.
> Which of the jpackage sites do you use for yum? I'm definitely looking
> into cfengine, as mentioned by Nate. I prefer "easy" over "bare- 
> knucks"
> any day. I just rpm -e'd everything on this system with java in it.
> starting over from scratch. :) Ric

i'm not quite sure what you're asking here, unfortunately.  i  
configure yum for jpackage by putting http://jpackage.org/jpackage17.repo 
  into /etc/yum.repos.d and setting enabled=1 for the jpackage-rhel  
and jpackage-generic-nonfree repositories.  as for which specific  
mirror to use... you could use the yum-fastestmirror plugin, or if you  
want to hardcode it, do some testing and pick the mirror (http://jpackage.org/mirroring.php#mirrors 
) that works best for you.

there's only one North American mirror, but it is excellent in every  
way :)

follow this procedure (http://jpackage.org/installation.php) to get  
started (NB: once you have rebuilt your desired nosrc RPM, you don't  
have to keep rebuilding it on all your machines, just install it)


If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction. - Fabian, Twelfth Night, III,v