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Re: Which javas? (Was java / iceweasel)

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Alex Samad wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 05:43:13PM +0000, Camale?n wrote:
>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 10:16:24 -0500, Ken Heard wrote:
>>> In my box the command "update-alternatives --config java" returns the
>>> following:
>>> There are 3 alternatives which provide `java'.
>>>   Selection    Alternative
>>> - -----------------------------------------------
>>>           1    /usr/bin/gij-4.3
>>> *+        2    /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/jre/bin/java
>>>           3    /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
> I think the main issue is with the libraries and how complete classpath
> is compared to the sun one. I believe (last time I looked), that a
> majority of the standard java library from sun has been opensourced, but
> some small part hasn't.
> gij + gcj should produce runnable code from java source, you will see a
> lot of deb java package with -gcj helper packages - eclipse and
> openoffice.
> I have been stung by a few quirky instances where gij/gcj hasn't worked,
> so I stick with the sun implementations.
> your milage may vary

On Camaleón's advice in alternatives I changed my default java to the
sun-java6-jre version.  In your post you also indicated that that
version is the best one to use.  I have consequently purged the packages
- -- including the chains of packages on which they depended thereby
orphaned -- which provided the other two.  According to your post I
should not really have any trouble for having done so,

Regards, Ken
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