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Volcano 04-23-2006 12:02 AM

does fedora core 4 does not comes with JDK bundled ?

i am cinfused with these statements....

"6.1.8. Java Package Recommendations

Fedora Core 4 users are advised not to use the Java RPM provided by Sun. It contains Provides that conflict with names used in packages provided as part of Fedora Core 4. Because of this, Sun Java might disappear from an installed system during package upgrade operations.

Fedora Core 4 users should use either the RPM from or manually install the Sun Java tarball into /opt. Sun Java 1.5+ is recommended for stability purposes.

what does it mean ?

does FC4 does not come with JDK ....i did not check whether the JDK rpm is in 3rd or 4th CD....

what do i do ?

should i install JDK from the 3rd or 4th installer CD ?

OR should i download the JDK rpm from the sun website and then install ?

spooon 04-23-2006 01:01 AM

Sun Java is proprietary, so no free distro can include it. Fedora Core includes GCJ, another implementation of Java. If you want to install Sun's Java, follow these instructions instead of using the packages on Sun's site because they are bad.

doc.nice 04-23-2006 06:53 AM

please do use sensible Subject lines in your posts...

Volcano 04-24-2006 06:59 AM

i am confused....if i install Sun's java....whats wrong ?

i like Sun's java and do work on it.

If i install java from another vendor , then i might be facing with different syntax problem while coding.

whatever it is.....I have decided to install java from Sun.

does Fedora comes with Sun's java package ? if so, in which CD i would get that ?

reddazz 04-24-2006 07:08 AM


...does Fedora comes with Sun's java package ? if so, in which CD i would get that ?
Fedora does not include anything proprietary in its distro. If you need Suns java, download it from the website.

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