[ILUG] Windows better than Linux for java upgrades?
frlinux at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 15:38:28 GMT 2004
On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 11:40:28 +0000, Conor Wynne <weeboy at conorwynne.com> wrote:
> Rebooted into linux (mandrake10), do a "urpmi --autoselect"
Follow the path of mandrakeclub and add the commercial rpms list, it
will then pull the latest from them. I recall having downloaded
1.4.2._06 from mdk commercial urpmi last week.
> But its still using the old plugin!
> So I am forced to "unlink /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libjavaplugin.so" &
> then relink it with the patched java runtime.
Yup indeed. Reason for this is simple. Mandrake installs its java
package in a different location and keeps the version in the directory
title. Therefore, when you install an official RPM from Sun, you will
be required to symlink the new dir yourself, and i would recommend to
delete the old one as well. You are also required to symlink the java
plugin for moz yourself, it used to be in the README.
> I have to repeat the procedure on my SUN JDS2 workstation.
> Surely the RPM package should be altered so that it checks for the
> existence of linked plugins during install time, and relinks where
> appropriate. I think this could catch a lot of people out who rely on
> automagic updates to their systems.
On Deb ian, it does (it is an unofficial package but hey, it works).
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