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Re: Java plugin stopped working. [SOLVED]



* Andrew Overholt <overholt redhat com> [2008-11-06 10:44]:
> * Steve <zephod cfl rr com> [2008-11-06 10:30]:
> > 
> > ---- Andrew Overholt <overholt redhat com> wrote: 
> > > * Steve <zephod cfl rr com> [2008-11-06 09:03]:
> > > > I did some experiments and I was able to reproduce the same problem if
> > > > I only installed:
> > > > java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-0.18.b09.fc9.i386
> > > > java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin-1.6.0.0-0.18.b09.fc9.x86_64
> > > > 
> > > > ie don't install the x86_64 package of openjdk. If I only install the
> > > > x86_64 package and not the i386 package, the java plugin still works.
> > > 
> > > The OpenJDK packages aren't multi-lib compatible.
> > 
> > So that means that the x86_64 and i386 packages shouldn't be installed
> > at the same time? ;-D
> 
> Technically yes, I guess.  Tom?
> 
> > If these packages are not meant to be installed at the same time, then
> > perhaps it would be a good idea to have the package dependecies set up
> > to prevent this by default.
> 
> Yes.  Lillian/Deepak:  any thoughts on this?
> 

Hmm, outside of removing it from yum, I am not sure if it is possible to
create an RPM conflict based on arch. We could create a dummy provides
based on arch, and have those conflict... I've never tried it though so
I am not sure how well it would work.

> > Is there a situation when you would want them both installed?
> 
> You *may* want both installed if you have 32-bit and 64-bit JNI code in
> different apps but in general you won't need both.
> 
> Andrew


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