Re: jdk 1.3
Aaron Maxwell muttered:
> On Tuesday 14 August 2001 09:48, Paul Mackinney wrote:
> > Question: dselect wants to install something to give me Java VM to go
> > with jikes (e.g., kaffe, jdk1.1). Should I just override this and
> > install jikes by itself? Is there a graceful way to tell dselect that
> > Java VM is already installed?
> The easiest way may be to install one of the dummy packages:
> shiznit% apt-cache search java|grep dummy
> java-compiler-dummy - Dummy Java compiler
> java-virtual-machine-dummy - Dummy Java virtual machine
> These packages don't install any new software, they just satisfy
> dependencies. They were made for exactly the situation you are facing.
> Try 'apt-get install java-virtual-machine-dummy'. I expect this will
> sate jike's longing for a JVM on your system.
> Let us know how it works -
I had already installed jikes with kaffe (the most benign provider of
java VM) but after installing java-virtual-machine-dummy I was able to
apt-get remove kaffe without deinstalling jikes.
As always, _thanks_ for the specific apt-cache search example!
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