RE: JSP - How to install?
No problem thanks for the response. Just an FYI, I used "apt-get install
tomcat4" and it appears to be working. I will let you know how it goes.
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From: Wilhelm *Rafial* Fitzpatrick [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 11:29 AM
To: deFreese, Barry
Subject: RE: JSP - How to install?
Hmmm... Okay, it looks like they've changed the name of the java
dependency. java-virtual-machine-dummy provides
java-virtual-machine, but tomcat depends on java2-runtime (among
other choices). and an apt-cache search for java2-runtime reveals
nothing, so I don't know what is up with that.
You could force apt to install tomcat despite the dependencies, but I
don't recommend that, as apt will try to deinstall it every chance it
gets (it's very vindictive that way). The "correct" thing would be
to make your own dummy package that provides java2-runtime, but I
don't know enough about making debian packages to say how difficult
that would be. (I suspect it might not be that tough if only I took
the time to read the documentation)
Well, at least *you* answered one question for *me*, I've been
running a manual install of tomcat, and wondering if I shouldn't use
the packaged one, but based on this I think I'll stick with my manual
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
At 10:14 AM -0700 8/19/02, deFreese, Barry wrote:
>Thanks for the reply. I just pulled down the dummy java package but I am
>still getting a dependency for Java when I try to pull down tomcat. Any
>NTS Technology Services Manager
>Nike Team Sports
>"Technology doesn't make you less stupid; it just makes you stupid faster."
>Jerry Gregoire - Former CIO at Dell
>From: Wilhelm *Rafial* Fitzpatrick [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 10:04 AM
>To: deFreese, Barry
>Subject: Re: JSP - How to install?
>At 9:49 AM -0700 8/19/02, deFreese, Barry wrote:
>>I installed the 1.3.1 Java SDK from Blackdown and am trying to install
>>Tomcat. When I run "apt-get install tomcat" is says that there are
>>dependencies for j2sdk1.3 and it is not installable. I already have it
>>installed, what am I doing wrong??
>I assumed you installed your jdk by hand (which is what I did also).
>apt only knows about software that is installed by the packaging
>system, so it is unaware of the jdk you have installed.
>Fortunately, there is a dummy java package for just such such an occasion:
>apt-get install java-virtual-machine-dummy java-common
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