Re: Why is /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/sun-java6-6-12/jdk1.6.0_12 not recognized in update-alternatives?

On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 18:45:54 +0200, Merciadri Luca wrote:

Some months ago, I installed a Sun VM and SDK (I think this is so): jdk
1.6.0-12. I think that it was a .bin, and it resulted in the whole being
installed at /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/sun-java6-6-12/jdk1.6.0_12. The
problem is that it looks like unrecognized by update-alternatives:

# update-alternatives --config java
There are 2 alternatives which provide `java'.

Selection Alternative
1 /usr/bin/gij-4.3
*+ 2 /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj/jre/bin/java


I think because you installed the package from outside Debian repos and
so it got not recognized inside the whole package database.

ls -l /etc/alternatives | grep "java-6-sun"

If it's not there, I guess it won't be detected/managed by "update-
alternatives" :-?

What can I do to make it recognized?

Hmmm, by creating a symbolic link in the above dir? But maybe not the
better way, though. I would read "man update-alternatives" to find out.



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