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Bug 43815 - Ebuild for Sun J2SDK 1.5 beta 1 requiered
Summary: Ebuild for Sun J2SDK 1.5 beta 1 requiered
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Development (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High blocker (vote)
Assignee: Java team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-03-05 10:00 UTC by Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED)
Modified: 2004-03-09 01:44 UTC (History)
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Description Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-05 10:00:29 UTC
I am urged to ask for an ebuild in order to install sun's j2sdk 1.5 beta 1. This is because our University has made it mandatory/compulsory to use this sdk instead of the 1.4 one. I'm sure you are aware of all those new features and changes version 1.5 brings... well, we are supposed to use them, such as the genericity.

I hope we can get that ebuild soon. Thanks in advance.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Chris Aniszczyk (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-08 09:44:35 UTC
It is currently package masked due to it being a beta still. You can remove the mask from /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask or use /etc/portage (man portage).

It's odd that a uni would make it mandatory to use a beta product :P
Comment 2 Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-08 11:21:07 UTC
Thanks for the ebuild... going to emerge it :)

And yes, it's pretty uncomfortable to be pushed to use a beta, but they justify their decision with the fact that the new 1.5 has many improvements and they want us to get used to it asap.

About the tree: I see sun-jdk now as 1.5 beta 1, but I still do see j2sdk as 1.4 
Is that correct?
Comment 3 Chris Aniszczyk (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-08 18:40:08 UTC
You have to unmask the build from portage. you can do that with /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask, man portage or read docs ;)

I see this bug as resolved now ;)
Comment 4 Ioannis Aslanidis (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-03-09 01:44:54 UTC
dev-java/sun-jdk works fine indeed

Confirming resolution.