Is there some way that I can use the Sun Linux install binary and convert it to a deb so that when Blackdown releases theirs, my system will automatically upgrade to their version? Actually, Blackdown has a binary install version for 1.4.1 beta but no deb package. Is it possible to use this and somehow make it into a .deb? Having never made a deb before, I don't know where to start or even if this is possible from the Sun binary. I have been running jdk1.4.1 beta for the past 3 months which I got from Sun's download area and it works fine. Why can't it be a .deb so that the package management system can maintain it? I don't trust my ability to keep abreast of security fixes etc. in the longer term. I don't mean this email to be any criticism of the speed at which java .debs are released. More of an inquiry as to whether there is anything that I can do about it. Cheers. Mark.
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