[arch-general] Concurrent java environments

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Sun Feb 24 05:29:41 EST 2008

On Sun, 2008-02-24 at 04:21 +0100, Ondřej Kučera wrote:
> Hello,
> I was wondering - why jre/jdk packages conflict with java-gcj-compat?
> Unless I missed something there are no file conflicts (since jre and
> jdk are in /opt) and I think the rest (switching between the
> environments when necessary) could be done be (re)setting of
> environment variables (such as $PATH and $JAVA_HOME). Or am I
> overlooking something?
> Being a java developer (at least from time to time) I am in need of Sun
> implementation (actually even of version 6), on the other hand on
> x86_64 the webplugin from gcc-gcj in combination with java-gcj-compat is
> the only way to run some applets (e. g. those that need security
> certificates; for other applets only gcc-gcj might be enough).
> Ondřej

You could install gcc-gcj and symlink the web plugin in the right
directory without installing java-gcj-compat. The reason why we have it
conflicting is because we want to have only one complete java solution
installed on a system.

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