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Old 11-24-2007, 07:32 AM
Marko Randjelovic
Default Getting Java 1.6.0_03 to work

David Schulberg wrote:
> Hi,
> Wishing to install latest version of JRE.
> After much sweat I created Debian package based on Java 1.6.0_03.
> Had to modify the contents of java-package by copying sun-j2re1.5 to
> sun-j2re1.6 and editing the sun-j2re.sh script to include the following in
> the first section:
> "jre-6u3-linux-i586.bin")
> j2se version=1.6
> j2se_expected_min_size=16 # 16542512 bytes
> found=true
> ;;
> Ran dpkg command and it seemed to work BUT still I seem to only have
> original GNU Java version 1.4.2 on my machine. When I run
> 'update-alternatives --config java' it says I only have one program that
> provides java.
> Desperate to get latest version of Java installed!
> Regards,
> David

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