Severe problems with JDK 1.2.2 and potato
I'm having very serious problems with Sun's JDK 1.2.2 (and Blackdown's
too) with potato on both my i386 and SPARC boxes.
I've followed the installation instructions supplied with each, but I
still get NoClassDefFoundError exceptions even for simple HelloWorld
I believe the problem is with /etc/alternatives system. I have the
dummy java compiler and virtual machine installed.
Can someone help? I want either to set up a configuration file for
JDK1.2.2 or to rip out (purge, expunge, completely remove) the
alternatives for java. I'd be happy to RTFM is someone can point me
I think the Java package maintainers should give serious thought to
their policy, especially with respect to Java 2. Java and CORBA are
likely to be the basis of a new class of distributed systems that will
change the way enterprises build systems. If Debian does not keep
pace with Sun's releases, however repugnant Sun's SCSL may be, it will
exclude an important class of user groups. Having been an ardent
Debian supporter from it's inception, I am on the edge of becoming
sufficiently frustrated with Debian to consider a much less
'politically correct' distribution because of issues such as this.
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