Bug 90333 - Wrong version of java installed from Red Hat CD
Wrong version of java installed from Red Hat CD
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-05-06 22:14 EDT by Edward Tripp
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-03 19:08:06 EDT
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Description Edward Tripp 2003-05-06 22:14:11 EDT
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Description of problem:
The Java version of the gcc package that I initially installed lacks the 
java.awt, javax.swing, etc. classes and components that I need for my Java 
programming. Also, the release included on the Red Hat CD is 1.3.1, which is 
not even close to the latest Java release from Sun.

I consider this a bug because after I installed the Java SDK 1.4.2 rpm from 
Sun and queried the system (java -version) the java -version is still 1.3.1, 
and I have to invoke my Java compiler with a full path name to get 1.4.2 
(/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2/bin/java -version). I believe this is so because Sun's 
rpm put the new Java files in a different directory instead of updating the 
directory of Red Hat's original installation.

So, now I have two Javas running, and I don't know how to get rid of the old 
one! By the way, I have set the path to include the path for version 1.4.2, 
but I think version 1.3.1 has precedence. In order to work in Java, I have 
created an alias that uses the full path name to version 1.4.2.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
java 1.3.1

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.java -version

Actual Results:  java version "1.3.1"

Expected Results:  java version "1.4.2 beta"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Richard Henderson 2004-10-03 19:08:06 EDT
Gcc's gcj compiler is completely unrelated to Sun's JDK.  The Java
version is 1.3 because that's what gcj implements.  And installing
a new JDK affects that not at all.

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