[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Thu Jun 4 09:43:55 UTC 2009

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> > If you have the epel repo installed and enabled during a yum update, you
> > get java-1.6.0-openjdk- instead of the stock .b09
> > version.  Is this intentional and desirable?  I thought epel generally
> > did not replace stock components with newer versions.
> EPEL doesn't replace rhel5 packages, true, and afaict,  openjdk isn't in 
> rhel5.  Perhaps a centos addon/extra?

Since 5.3 it is in RHEL 5 (although not the browser plugin). No idea if
it only is in the server offering or also in the workstation set.

And it has a lower version number than the one in EPEL.

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