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Re: Severe problems with JDK 1.2.2 and potato

Hi! Simon,

I was not able to run "javac" command on my potato-i386 box and I gave following
May be this will help you...

seinfeld:/etc/alternatives# update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac
/usr/local/java/bin/javac 120
seinfeld:/etc/alternatives# type javac
javac is /usr/bin/javac
seinfeld:/etc/alternatives# ls -l /usr/bin/javac
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           23 May 30 16:23 /usr/bin/javac ->
seinfeld:/etc/alternatives# ls -l javac
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           25 May 30 16:23 javac


"Dr. Simon Read" wrote:

> Folks,
> 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
> classes.
> 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
> to one.
> 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.
> Simon Read
> Dept. of Comp. Sci. and Info. Sys.
> Clark 120
> American University
> 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
> Washington, DC 20016
> Tel: 1 202 885 3128
> Fax: 1 202 885 1479
> Email: simon@american.edu
> WWW: www.csis.american.edu/~simon
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