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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Status updates and distribution integration
Date Wed, 11 May 2005 15:02:45 GMT
Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 14:28 +0200, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> 
>>Fedora new package list for FC4:
>>http://people.redhat.com/sopwith/new-packages.txt
>>Notice the large number of new packages written in the java programming
>>language supported by gcj and gcj-java-compat. It would be nice if
>>someone could make a live CD from some of the major packages to show off
>>what is already possible. Fedora Core 4 development really is a bit
>>ahead of the other distributions atm.
> 
> 
> The Fedora and JPackage hackers gave me the following advice for showing
> people what already works:
> 
> Fedora Core 4 test 3 just came out yesterday:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2005-May/msg00020.html
> 
> An up to date package list can be found in the release notes (the list
> near the end of packages added since Fedora Core 3):
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/3.92/i386/os/RELEASE-NOTES-en
> 
> A full package list for Fedora Core 4 can be found at:
> http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/test/3.92/SRPMS/
> 
> It is interesting to compare the list of packages with the list of
> packages at jpackage.org. In principle an rpm from jpackage.org should
> just install and work with gcj and gcj-java-compat installed. In
> practise this is not always the case. Bug reports welcome.
> 
> To see how things work out of the box people should try for example the
> Apache Tomcat 5 support:
> 
> 1. Install a FC4t3 box. http://fedora.redhat.com/download/test.html
> 2. yum install tomcat5 tomcat5-webapps tomcat5-admin-webapps
> 3. service tomcat5 start
> 4. Look at http://localhost:8080/
> 
> Assuming they know their way around Tomcat all they need to know
> to configure it is that CATALINA_HOME is /usr/share/tomcat5.
> 
> Similar things work out of the box by doing a yum install of some of the
> packages in the above list (ant, eclipse, jakarta-*, bcel, junit,
> struts, gjdoc, etc). All use gcj.

Mark, is there anything similar to that for debian and/or gentoo? (just 
curious, since I run debian those on my servers).

-- 
Stefano.


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