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Re: java for jabref



On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 10:40:22PM +0100, Morten Gulbrandsen wrote:
> Ryan Nowakowski wrote:
> 
> >On Sat, Dec 24, 2005 at 05:21:51PM +0000, michael wrote:
> > 
> >
> >>>>>mm... not sure which Java SDK is required for this... the Debian/Java
> >>>>>FAQ just confuses me!
> >>>>>         
> >>>>>
> >>>>Yeah, Java yuck.  I agree.  There are two programs that are so good it 
> >>>>was
> >>>>worth it to me to install Java: jabref and jbidwatcher.  They are both 
> >>>>the
> >>>>best in their area.  Jbidwatcher is a Ebay auction manager, and it is
> >>>>fantastic.
> >>>>
> >>>>I use the nonfree Blackdown packages from stable:
> >>>>
> >>>>apt-get install j2re1.4
> >>>>       
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>     
> >>>
> >>sorry if being a bit dense here but how do I get "blackdown" packages? A
> >>search on Debian packages reveals nothing connected...
> >>
> >>thanks,michael
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Michael,
> >
> >The blackdown packages are a little old.  You can use java-package to
> >install the Sun or IBM jre.
> >
> >Package: java-package
> >Priority: optional
> >Section: contrib/misc
> >Installed-Size: 264
> >Maintainer: Debian Java Maintainers 
> ><pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>
> >Architecture: all
> >Version: 0.24
> >Depends: debhelper, fakeroot, coreutils | stat
> >Filename: pool/contrib/j/java-package/java-package_0.24_all.deb
> >Size: 19634
> >MD5sum: 91a560dfb41556008d0ffa6b0b61f2f1
> >Description: utility for building Java(TM) 2 related Debian packages
> >This package provides the capability to create a debian package from
> >a Java(TM) 2 distribution by just running make-jpkg <filename>.
> >.
> >This program currently works with the following Java(TM) 2 Runtime
> >Environments and Development Kits:
> >.
> > * Sun Microsystems(TM) 1.4 and 1.5 Standard Edition
> > * IBM(TM) 1.3 and 1.4 Standard Edition
> > * Blackdown Java-Linux 1.3 and 1.4 Standard Edition
> >
> > 
> >
> ===
> 
> ebian:/home/morten# apt-get install  java-package
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> E: Couldn't find package java-package
> debian:/home/morten#
> 
> debian:/home/morten# uname   -a
> Linux debian 2.4.27-2-386 #1 Wed Aug 17 09:33:35 UTC 2005 i686 GNU/Linux
> debian:/home/morten#
> 
> whan can I do ?
> 
> morten

Make sure you have "contrib" listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list 
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ sarge main non-free contrib

- Ryan

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