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why you dont create a java repo in fedora systrem??

asked 2015-06-06 08:58:11 -0500

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i would prefer to update and upgrade my system via terminal command. and when i say update i mean it. as far as im concerned when you install java you stuck with the version that the rpm was with no further updates... we have the rpmfusion for drivers, codecs etc. why not for java and the other packages that fedy-installer provides?? am i wrong?

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because Fedora provides the free Java...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2015-07-16 08:55:27 -0500 )edit

It's very unclear where your java packages came from, and who the "you" in question is supposed to be...

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-07-16 21:56:17 -0500 )edit

Besides, java applications are usually statically built. The user is often able to run them from $HOME with the provided privileges.

NuuN gravatar imageNuuN ( 2015-07-16 23:51:00 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-07-16 10:22:24 -0500

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updated 2015-07-16 10:24:06 -0500

You're talking about installing Java from an .rpm, so it sounds like you downloaded it from Oracle. In order to do so, you probably clicked a radio button that indicated you agreed to a license. To my knowledge, dnf doesn't support agreement to such licenses before download.

Now, you may not be be able to get Oracle's JVM through dnf, but you can indeed get the JDK under a different license. Just type this in your terminal to see your options:

dnf search openjdk
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