Bug 505290 - alternatives settings for java isn't used well
alternatives settings for java isn't used well
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: galternatives (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Deji Akingunola
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-11 07:38 EDT by Major Péter
Modified: 2010-04-27 12:20 EDT (History)
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Description Major Péter 2009-06-11 07:38:34 EDT
Description of problem:
If I would like to use Sun JDK instead of OpenJDK and I do the same things as it's described here:
The resolution is, that yum doesn't care with the alternatives settings and for example it wants to download the openjdk even though the Sun JDK is the only option setted in "alternatives --config java"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
alternatives 1.3.42

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. doing these exact steps as described here:
2. openjdk is not installed
3. try to run: "yum install maven2
Actual results:
yum wants to install openjdk too

Expected results:
Yum realizes, that Sun JDK is already installed, and don't install OpenJDK

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Comment 2 Deji Akingunola 2010-04-27 11:02:42 EDT
Hi Major Peter,

I'm sorry I failed to see this bug for a long time. However I believe you mis-filed it under galternatives, the bug has nothing to do with it.

Moreover, I don't think it is a bug at all (neither with yum or OpenJDK). The issue must be that maven explicitly requires OpenJDK, and when you asked yum to install maven it tries to pull in OpenJDK too. 
If you have not resolved this problem already, I think all you need to do is just run the alternatives command again after you install OpenJDK and you should be fine.
Comment 3 Major Péter 2010-04-27 12:20:31 EDT
I initially thought, that when I configure alternatives to use Sun JDK instead of OpenJDK, then yum will also recognize this, and it wouldn't want to install OpenJDK for me, but realize, that there is a handly installed Sun JDK (yeah, I had to install by hand, because it's not in the repo...).

The solution was to download maven from apache.org, and install it manually.
So whenever I want to use a Java-dependent thing I have to install manually, just because I don't want to use OpenJDK.
Great, but never mind, I got used to it in the last year...

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