Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459038
Last modified: 2008-09-10 18:45:33 EDT
Description of problem:
Platform OCS 5 comes with a java-jre kit which comes with a newer version of Java-jre
java version "1.6.0_06"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 10.0-b22, mixed mode)
Red Hat 5.2 comes with 1.4 version. Some HPC components requires a newer version, it can be available through a kit or rpms.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red hat 5.2
Steps to Reproduce:
I'm not sure about this: do we ship components in the RHEL HPC channel that need Java?
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm not sure about this: do we ship components in the RHEL HPC channel that
> need Java?
Sorry, ignore what I previously said :D. Is there a way to configure a plugin for that java version in firefox?
> Description of problem:
> Platform OCS 5 comes with a java-jre kit which comes with a newer version of
That's right OCS 5 comes with a java-jre kit, but what you are looking at
is not OCS 5, it is Red Hat HPC.
The Red Hat HPC edition has only open source packages.
We have the JREs available in the Supplementary channel, so we could optionally install them. The only problem is, that the customer has to subscribe to the Supplementary RHN Channel, so it should fail gracefully if the JREs are not available.
In 5.3 we are going to add OpenJDK as an default alternative.
Ok, please ignore what I said here. I submit this "bug" for clarification only. There is not a problem. Should I close this bug?
Would an OpenJDK kit solve the problem? The installation paths will be different so the checker would need to deal with Java being in two different locations depending on which Java was available.
There is not a problem. The bug was for clarification.
Still I would like to know why Platforms delivers a Java Kit and does not use the java version that comes with Red Hat. This is the reason this "bug" exists (And I highlight bug because it is not a real bug :D).
The beta channel now has the packages for the Java kit. The Red Hat version of this kit requires that the installer node also be subscribed to the supplementary channel, from which it grabs the actual packages. It also has the three different JRE's that are available from that channel
Packages are available. Verified functionality in test installation.