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Re: Are the jpackage-utils relevant to sun's jre-1_5_0_01

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Peter Boy wrote:

> Am Dienstag, den 28.12.2004, 20:06 -0500 schrieb Matthew Saltzman:
> > The quick and dirty way to install Sun's Java is to install Sun's 1.4.2
> > RPM and install the JPackage java-1.4.2-sun-compat RPM.  The compat RPM
> > installs all the JPackage links and directs them to the locations of the
> > Sun files.
> The OP wished to use the most recent Java release for which a jpackage
> rpm is not available yet. I'm not shure weather the compatibility rpm
> for an older version will work with it. At a minimum the links must be
> adjusted.
> > The best way is to install the JPackage SRPM, copy Sun's tarball (don't
> > install it) and build the RPMs for yourself.  You'll want the updated
> > jpackage-utils for this.
> You are right, of course! But they are not available yet for the most
> recent release.

The change to the spec file for the java-1.4.2-sun- SRPM is
pretty trivial.  I think it is only necessary to change the definition of
buildver.  There's a little script from Jason Corley that fixes a problem
with symlinks that prevents to RPM from building if you don't have a
JPackage JVM installed already, but other than that, it appears to build

Jason's script is at

Having said that, I am having Java applets crashing in Firefox, but I'm
not sure that's a Java issue.

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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