[CentOS] java please help

Sat Feb 12 12:40:25 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM, JohnS <jses27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 20:03 -0500, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> If you need the latest/greatest, to play nicely, I can publish my
>> .spec files for the various Sun/Oracle published components. My
>> "jpackage-utils-compat-el5" package, in particular resolves some the
>> RHEL/CentOS spacific requirements for the wildly out of date
>> jpackage-utils components.
> Well having not being able to understand why some people can not make a
> simple sym link baffles me really bad.  Would be great if I could catch
> a look-see at the specs you got...
> John

They're here: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.jpackage.general/14404
in archives of this list.

I'm.... reluctant to say "here, stuff in extra symlinks in /usr/bin
just for one package that are not actually part of that package". That
way lies maintenance madness. It *is* possible to compile an RPM
differently under different releases. or to it in a separate
compatibility widget. (I went through that with OpenSSH recently, a
custom version someone built on RHEL 3 and expected to work on RHEL 5:
it was very confused about where "xauth" was.)

But I'm looking at http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/jpackage/6.0/, and I'm
not even seeing hooks for RHEL 4. Is it worth pursuing compatibility
with that OS? Are other people using it?