Advice about java 1.42 install in Mandrake 10 offical
I want to install staroffice and azureus. The newest azureus requires 1.42 java. Mandrake update has nothing newer than 1.2. The first question is will installing 1.42 java screw up my system or the install/uninstall/update software utility. I dont want to break the utility. Second, the instructions for the self-extracting rpm for 1.42 give a couple options for installing. One is to log in as root and install it system wide in /user/local. The other two are su to root privilages and install in /usr/java or simply install in your home directory. Since this is my machine all three of these are a possbilty. I mainly only use one user account (I am the only one who uses this computer).
If installing is not going to fubar package managment, than where would you suggest installing and why? Thanks
Last edited by Ohmn; 06-21-2004 at 02:35 AM.