On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 04:52:22PM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote: > > - something it already had (admins who really wanted Sun's Java could > > always go to java.sun.com and install it themselves or use java-package) > > Well, see, *this* is not true. Sure, it's possible to install Java on a > Debian system; one can even turn a non-free binary java distribution > into a Debian package and install that by using java-package. However, > this is a far cry from > * Being able to install non-free Java on your Debian system, even if the > oldest Java binaries being distributed by the original authors are > more recent than the ones java-package is ready for > * Being able to just install non-free Java by running "apt-get install". > * Being able to upgrade to a newer (fixed) version of Java by just > running "apt-get upgrade" Please RTFM , Blackdown has been distributing java packages for Debian through their own APT repositories and mirror network for quite some time. For example check this: # Blackdown Java deb ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/languages/java/linux/debian unstable non-free > But you knew that already, I'm sure. You don't see to be very good at straightening the facts. Thank you. Regards Javier  http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-java-faq/ question "11.1 How can I get Debian packages from Blackdown?"
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