Re: [opensuse] Java install ?

On Friday 24 of April 2009 11:05:07 David C. Rankin wrote:
Erik Jakobsen wrote:


I use Firefox



What does the follow show when pasted into the command line? (need not be

/usr/sbin/update-alternatives --display java

If you have more than one version, then for setting the default JRE, call
(-- as root --) the following command:

update-alternatives --config java

The output will show you what you have and allow you to configure the
default. You will see something like this:

[03:13 alchemy:/usr/lib64/jvm] # update-alternatives --config java

There are 3 alternatives which provide `java'.

Selection Alternative
1 /usr/lib64/jvm/jre-1.6.0-sun/bin/java
2 /usr/lib64/jvm/jre-1.5.0-gcj/bin/java
*+ 3 /usr/lib64/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java

Press enter to keep the default[*], or type selection number:

Also, do *not* forget the java plugin! The default Java plugin is called
javaplugin (for Sun's Java) and a[arch] for
icedtea7/openjdk6. For a change of default plugin, you should type:

update-alternatives --config

JFI: Names of Java alternatives was unified, so openjdk now uses javaplugin as
Sun Java.

@David: is you don't want to use opendjdk, just uninstall it. openjdk has a
biggest priority in alternatives system, that's why it's selected by default.
After that you can type update-alternatives --auto to restore an automatic
behavior of the alternatives system.

Best regards
Michal Vyskocil
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