Re: SUN java
On Wed, 15 May 2002, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Which is ridiculous because the officially provided package from Sun
> > installs fine on a Debian machine.
> yes, it is, but it *seems* an hacking, not a good solution.
Hmm. And how does one see installing an app form source on a
debian-machine? There's a reason for having /usr/local (or /opt).
> Is There a (non-license) motivation for the absence of a .deb for the
> official SUN java?
Due to some legalese Sun's the only one to make such debs available
and making debs is not as trivial as making an rpm, or so I'm told.
And since most debian-users can also use the other two option...
 See my other reply.
 OK, some debian-eveloper could also create a wrapper arround the
rpm/tar.gz like is done for flash i.e., but Debian uses more than just
i386 for a platform.
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