[CentOS] Java 1.5

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 19:32:59 UTC 2010

On 3/15/2010 12:33 PM, Jim Perrin wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Roland RoLaNd<r_o_l_a_n_d at hotmail.com>  wrote:
>> Hello,
>> i'm trying to install jboss where it asks me for java 1.5
>> i have both 1.4 and 1.6 installed
>> with JAVA_HOME pointing to 1.6
>> i downloaded jdk-1_5_0_17-linux-i586.bin  and executed it..
>> though nothing changed..
>> when i execute : alternatives --config java
>> i can only see 1.4 and 1.6
> The java bin from Sun that you ran doesn't set the alternatives
> framework up. That only gets done via the jpackage rpms or manually
> jamming the information in.

And the alternatives concept is only suitable for providing a single 
default.  In the more likely case that you need specific JVM versions 
for specific applications or different ones for testing and production, 
you have to export JAVA_HOME for it anyway.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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