[CentOS] stock openjdk vs. epel

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 05:08:34 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Mathieu Baudier <mbaudier at argeo.org> wrote:
>> As luck would have it, I have copies of the java-1.6.0 b12 EPEL RPMS
>> that were offered before Centos added java-1.6.0 b09 as an "upgrade"
>> on my home page.
> A lot of luck (or foresight...) indeed!
> I used these old EPEL SRPMs + my experience of building the OpenJDK on
> CentOS (see previous mails) in order to adapt the latest Fedora 12
> OpenJdk SRPMs (Java 1.6.0 b16, using IcedTea 1.6).
> It basically boils down to:
> - remove visualvm and its netbeans dependency
> - remove X11 patch
> - workaround the plugin compilation issue (see previous mails) on
> x86_64 (the EPEL SRPM was really helpful here)
> You can download an SRPM from here:
> http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/SRPMS/
> http://www.argeo.org/linux/argeo-el/5/plus/SRPMS/java-1.6.0-openjdk-

Hey, thanks. I'm trying it out.

I'm concerned the yum update against the base/updates of Centos will
keep trying to install that crappy older version that Centos carries.
Have you tested that?

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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