Anthony Green writes:
> The current "Java" content for the release notes (from FC4) are pretty
> slim. I'll quote them below with my comments and questions...
> > 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
> > Fedora Core 4 users should use either the RPM available from
> > http://www.jpackage.org/
, 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.
Absolutely. Something more like "You may manually install the Sun
Java tarball into `/opt/`, but this is not a recommended configuration
because it doesn't integrate with our alternatives-based solution."
> 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?
> > 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
I think it is, yes.