On Oct 16, 2003 at 08:09, Chris Cheney praised the llamas by saying: > On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 07:24:59AM +0100, Alan Chandler wrote: > > I notice that the kdebase/debian/rules file has been set up to always use the > > --without-java switch > > > > What exactly does this do, and is this why my konqueror always seems to fail > > on sites that use java? > > I am not sure what this does, David Pashley added it to the rules file in > rev 1.224 for some reason. Of course for you to be able to use java you > also have to install the Sun JRE, which is not packaged officially by > Debian due to it being non-free. However, you can download debs from the > Blackdown website. > > http://webcvs.kde.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/kdebase/debian/rules?rev=1.224&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup&sortby=date > > Chris If I recall correctly all it did was to hardcopy the path to java into kdebase/konqueror. I could check again tonight but I seem to recall there only being 3 mentions of the word java in kdebase and 3 of those were in the configure stuff. To get java working in KDE you need a decent JRE which is basically the blackdown one. Debian can't distribute this, but you can find a source from apt-get.org. The configure switch does not prevent KDE from using java. -- David Pashley firstname.lastname@example.org Nihil curo de ista tua stulta superstitione.
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