Java 7 in 13.37 or 14
I didn't want to hijack the "Java 6 in 14" thread, so here goes.
I'm wondering if the java.SlackBuild in the /extra directory in Slackware 14 is correct in that it does not install a JRE in /usr/lib64/java/jre but rather in /usr/lib64/java? At least, it doesn't install it in 13.37 (at least on my box -- I'm waiting for the DVD to arrive).
Building JDK with that SlackBuild does install the JRE in /usr/lib64/java/jre, however.
I'm building from both the Oracle JDK and JRE tar.gz files (yeah, I know that JDK is supposed to also install the JRE and I stated with the JRE then went to the JDK when I couldn't figure out how to modify the SlackBuild -- still can't figure that out).
Is it just me or is there actually something different I'm not aware of? I have tried Alien's OpenJava JRE (which does install in the "right" place but it is "glitchy" with a couple of existing Java applications I have where, for whatever reason, the Oracle release works as expected, most notably Moneydance).
The official Sun and later Oracle binaries always installed the JRE directly into /usr/lib/java IIRC... as long as it works I should not be worried.
Indeed, OpenJDK installs the JRE into /usr/lib/java/jre . If that works too, no problems :-)
What you must not do, is mix both. You have to uninstall any existing Java package before you move to the other version (Oracle <--> OpenJDK) and also, do not install both JRE and JDK packages... your java apps will fail.
OK, the Oracle JRE SlackBuild is supposed to go into /usr/lib/java, no /jre appended, where Oracle JDK installs JRE in .../java/jre, got that, no problem. I'll quit worrying about it and get on with life.
And all this screwing around because of the Java problem a few weeks ago along with the release of Java 7. Cripes.
Thanks for the information.
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