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From Edward Capriolo <edlinuxg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Which Java on Fedora? Sun's or GNU's?
Date Wed, 29 Dec 2010 15:56:12 GMT
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:47 AM, Eric Evans <eevans@rackspace.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-12-28 at 19:32 -0700, AJ wrote:
>> Which is best?
>> Which is preferred?
>
> The RPM depends on "java >= 1.6.0", so you need something that provides
> that.  Maybe someone who uses Redhat can chime in with what exactly?
> Does Fedora have OpenJDK packages?
>
> --
> Eric Evans
> eevans@rackspace.com
>
>

Cassandra pushes your JVM hard. Do not count on your distro which
might provide versions of things that are 3 months to 2 years old.
Chosing what your distro gives your prepare to be disappointed and
have to upgrade as soon as you get some respectable load.  If you are
using sun/oracle (That still feels strange to say JVM oracle) you want
something much higher then just 1.6.0. Go for the latest and greatest
1.6.21 or higher JRE/JDK 1.6.23.

I install the JDK (not the JRE) because its a super set and hey I just
might feel like compiling something.

Other not so great options... rpm -Uvh --force --skip-deps (If you
know you have a Java that your RPM manager does not know about)
Get source RPM strip out the Java dependency (If you know you have a
Java that your RPM manager does not know about)
Create a source RPM with nothing in it that "PROVIDES JAVA" (If you
know you have a Java that your RPM manager does not know about)

I prefer the Sun JDK which meets the requirements ( and hey I love
that compressed Oopse option!)

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