[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Jun 4 16:18:15 UTC 2009

Les Mikesell wrote:

> 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?

> That might have been true at one point in time but it isn't now.  On a
> stock RHEL5.x you can say 'yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk' and you get a
> copy that appears to be built from what you find here:
> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/
> and pretty much the same in CentOS - if you don't have epel enabled.

I have a local centos5 mirror, and couldn't find openjdk rpms anywhere. 

-- Rex

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