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Re: Sun's JRE is broken on Fedora 8



On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 07:47 -0500, Andrew Parker wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2007 7:32 AM, Christopher A. Williams <fedoralists cawllc com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, 2007-11-18 at 11:10 +0100, Milos Jakubicek wrote:
> > > > That shouldn't surprise anyone who actually tried it -- I'm just
> > > > surprised that I don't remember anyone mention this yet.
> > >
> > > Look at this for a workaround if you need Sun's Java:
> > > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=254144
> > >
> > > It is also mentioned on:
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Bugs/F8Common
> > >
> >
> > Unfortunately, none of this has helped me work around the problem with
> > Lotus Notes 8.0. AS mentioned in the bugzilla comments, it is another
> > retail package that includes its own JVM. I can't seem to find how it's
> > packed to try and apply the sed patch to it.
> >
> > I'm having to run Notes for Windows in a VM for now because I need the
> > application for work. Anyone else had any luck with this part? I've
> > tried about a bazillion different things suggested here and elsewhere
> > and have had absolutely no luck at all...

> If you have it installed on your VM, can you copy the installation
> over to F8 and patch it?  Some applications copy easily (e.g. Google
> Earth can just copy the installation directory over), some can be a
> little entertaining to copy over (Crossover for example has menu items
> to set up).  If its not obvious what to copy, then create a new user
> on your VM, so you have a pretty much empty directory) and install as
> that user.  Everything the installation does must be in that user's
> directory.

Unfortunately, copying over a Notes for Windows install into a Linux
environment won't work. The Windows and Linux versions share Java and
Eclipse code, but that's about it. I also just read in the Notes support
forums that the installer unpacks two seperate and distinct JREs!

It gets even better - Notes 8.0 is impressively messy in where it wants
to install files. Not everything goes in a user's directory. It's quite
a messy application. The again, the only reason why I use it is because
my company uses it as their mail application (and some of them think its
great... I'll withhold further comment).

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