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Re: [alpine-aports] [PATCH 1/2] testing/openjdk8: install profile to /etc/profile.d

From: Sören Tempel <>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2015 02:42:49 +0200

On 02.10.15, Timo Teras wrote:
> Is this needed for some specific reason?
> The idea has been that java-common provides symlinks
> from /usr/bin/{$java_utils} to ../lib/default-jvm/... and default-jvm
> is updated by java-common's trigger script when ever a java sdk is
> installed or removed.

Ah, didn't know about java-common, just looked at it and it is missing
many binaries (e.g. javac). Wouldn't it be the better solution to do it
this way instead of relying on java-common? It's obviously harder to
keep java-common up to date instead of simply installing a profile file.
If you disagree changing $PATH isn't needed for some specific reason but
some applications rely on JAVA_HOME being set one example is the android
studio IDE.


Received on Sat Oct 03 2015 - 02:42:49 UTC