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From stephen mulcahy <stephen.mulc...@deri.org>
Subject Re: [RFH][Announce] hadoop on its way into Debian
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:44:14 GMT
Thomas Koch wrote:
>> Will this depend on sun java since that's the only java recommended by
>> the Hadoop team?
> It depends on a Debian specific meta package java6-runtime, which by default 
> resolves to openjdk-6. But everybody is free to install sun-java instead, 
> which also provides java6-runtime.
> If there would be a hard dependency on sun-java, then hadoop could not enter 
> the main repository of Debian, since sun-java is not free.

This makes sense - thanks for your efforts on this.


Stephen Mulcahy, DI2, Digital Enterprise Research Institute,
NUI Galway, IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, Ireland
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