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Re: apt-get upgrade chokes in alien package

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004, Leandro Guimarães Faria Corcete Dutra wrote:

> Em Qua, 2004-04-21 às 14:44, Derek Broughton escreveu:
> > On April 21, 2004 01:33 pm, Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corsetti Dutra wrote:
> > >
> > > 	Bad idea.  Go for the original deb packages, find them at
> > > http://apt-get.org./.
> >
> > Which seems like a worse idea.  I can only see Blackdown in there, which has
> > never been close enough to Sun Java to be usable for me.  Converting Sun's
> > rpm works for me.
> 	It works for me, without having to subvert the package management.
> 	But perhaps it is my usage which is quite simple.
> 	And last time I checked there was stuff other than Blackdown at
> apt-get.

Thanx both for your suggestions.  Leandro, exactly where do you get your
j2re1.3 Depends j2se-common (>1)
I have in my sources.list:
deb ftp://metalab.unc.edu/pub/linux/devel/lang/java/blackdown.org/debian woody non-free
But there is no j2se .deb package there.  When browsing through the site I
do see j2se tar files, but no .deb - so apt can never be satisfied to install
I found another site (http://jopa.studentenweb.org/debian/) which has a
newer j2re1.4 as well as a j2se .deb .  However that depends on the latest
version of libstdc++5 and lots of things that go with it.  I am reluctant
to upgrade the core stuff to a more unstable version.  I am surprised all
that is required - why do we need C++ to run Java?  esp. since the
previous version 1.3 didn't.

Anyway, where can I get a complete consistent set of .deb packages for


	Tom "thriving on chaos" Peters

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