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Re: F9 "/usr/bin/java is not owned by any package" - huh?



David wrote:

> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Clint Dilks <clintd scms waikato ac nz>
> wrote:
>> David wrote:
>>
>> Newbie question: I'm surprised by the rpm -qf response: "file
>> /usr/bin/java is not owned by any package" below.
> 
>> This is most likely because you are using the alternatives system with
>> Java.
>>
>> I hope this helps :)
> 
> Perfectly correct and clear, thank you.
> 
> I never heard of "alternatives" before, but 'man alternatives' explains
> it.

For what it's worth, we're currently working on packaging guidelines for
alternatives, which makes their targets be owned properly.

-- Rex


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