Re: here's how I installed Sun's Java, comments are welcome
Received Thu 03 Jun 2004 2:37am +1000 from David Baron:
> On Friday 14 May 2004 12:57, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > If I remember correctly, all the Java stuff is installed in one place
> > (e.g. /usr/local/java/j2sdk1.4.2_04), so it is easy to maintain. You
> > can however create a deb package from the JSDK or JRE, either be
> > downloading the RPM and using alien, or by converting the installer:
> > <http://z42.de/debian/>
> I did not have any luck with that package converter. I used alien on the RPM
> and installed Sun Java 1.5.0. I places it in /usr/java which is OK.
> Attempting the run Java, I get that it cannot find the main objects.
> I followed instructions with the "virtual packages" which set up pointers to
> Java and it man pages. Still cannot run it.
My log of installing Java is at: