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