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#1 2012-09-30 03:38:52

navels
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Registered: 2012-09-18
Posts: 6

Possible to have Oracle Java 6 and 7 installed?

I installed jre/jdk from the AUR when installing Arch last week and am now wanting to install Java 6 as well.  Can this be done and, if so, how?

Thanks,
Lee

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#2 2012-09-30 10:16:37

MisterAnderson
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Registered: 2011-09-04
Posts: 284

Re: Possible to have Oracle Java 6 and 7 installed?

It appears the jre and jre6 from the AUR conflict and cannot be installed together. Do you have any reason for needing Java 6 as well?


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#3 2012-09-30 10:54:46

mrzeznicki
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From: Cracow, Poland
Registered: 2012-06-02
Posts: 31

Re: Possible to have Oracle Java 6 and 7 installed?

I recall having /etc/alternatives on Fedora/Red Hat, where I could have many versions of java installed and choose which one is in effect via elaborate system of symlinks. Can it be ported to arch?

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#4 2012-09-30 11:38:10

eDio
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From: Ukraine, Kyiv
Registered: 2008-12-02
Posts: 405

Re: Possible to have Oracle Java 6 and 7 installed?

Check out jre6-compat package in AUR.

And just FYI, you can install any package to any specific location in arch. This requires a little manual work, of course.
One have to edit PKGBUILD and install scripts replacing paths with desired locations and to remove conflicts/provides declaration from PKGBUILD if necessary.

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#5 2012-10-01 04:24:04

WonderWoofy
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From: Los Gatos, CA
Registered: 2012-05-19
Posts: 8,412

Re: Possible to have Oracle Java 6 and 7 installed?

@eDio, hey I never noticed that... good to know.

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