Anthony Green wrote:
The current "Java" content for the release notes (from FC4)
pretty slim. I'll quote them below with my comments and
> Fedora Core 4 users are advised not to use the Java RPM provided
> by Sun. It contains Provides that conflict with names used in
> packages provided as part of Fedora Core 4. Because of this, Sun
> Java might disappear from an installed system during package
> upgrade operations.
I assume this is still true. Does anybody have a pointer to the
I'd drop the "Because of this..." bit, since there are many other bad
things that would be tedious to list.
> Fedora Core 4 users should use either the RPM available from
, or manually install the Sun Java tarball
> into `/opt/`.
I think we should discourage the /opt solution, since it doesn't
integrate with out alternatives-based solution.
I wouldn't mention it at all.
Also, I thought there were problems with using the binary RPM from
JPackage, and users _have_ to rebuild from the SRPM. Does anybody
know about this?
Users have to fetch the proprietary code themselves, since JPackage
can't distribute it.
> Sun Java 1.5+ is recommended for stability purposes.
Is this really true? What about IBM or BEA? Should we even be
making specific recommendations here? Perhaps this is best avoided.
We shouldn't be recommending proprietary stuff IMO.