Re: jdk1.1 grave bug (Was: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink
On 1999/02/01, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Monday 1 February 1999, at 10 h 54, the keyboard of
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Dale E. Martin) wrote:
> > java was not found in /usr/lib/jdk1.1/bin/../bin/i686/green_threads/java
> > The binary is somehow actually missing, and I've not done anything weird as
> > far as I know. The other folks who are saying is doesn't work have the
> Sam's message indicates that the i686 directory is used. Since the name inclu
> des a ".." could it be a symbolic link problem? Sam, any symlink in /usr/lib/
> jdk1.1/bin? Any chance when deinstalling jdk and reinstalling?
> It works for me (tm):
The binaries disappear if you upgrade from an older version of the JDK.
Previously, they were installed in .../i586/ and i686 was a symlink to that.
Currently, they are installed in .../i686/ and i586 is the symlink. dpkg
does not handle that case very well (i.e., not at all) Something similar
happened to X as well during the hamm freeze, IIRC.
A purge and reinstall will fix this problem, though.
- Ruud de Rooij.
Ruud de Rooij