[CentOS] java 1.6 and 1.7 on CentOS

Tue Aug 19 18:33:42 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 8/19/2014 5:16 AM, Liam O'Toole wrote:
> On 2014-08-19, Carson Chittom<carson at wistly.net>  wrote:
>> >Asma rabe<asma.rabe at gmail.com>  writes:
>> >
>>> >>If i should install both java 1.6 and 1.7 , how to do that ?
>> >
>> >I don't know whether you*should*  do it, not knowing much about your
>> >setup, but assuming CentOS 7, I think you can install both the
>> >java-1.6.0-openjdk and java-1.7.0-openjdk packages.
> I can confirm that. I have both installed. You can configure the default
> using the 'alternatives' system.

is it just me, or does anyone else think that 'alternatives' system is 
completely bogus?

what if I have one user that wants JDK6 and another that needs JDK7 ?

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