[Slackbuilds-users] sboinstall - jdk download fails

Gerardo Zamudio gerardo.zamudio at linux.com
Tue Apr 4 18:20:41 UTC 2017

On 04/04/2017 01:18 PM, Matteo Bernardini wrote:
> 2017-04-04 20:02 GMT+02:00 Eric Pratt <eric.b.pratt at gmail.com>:
>> But, if we can't automate this, then I have to admit I don't understand why
>> the jdk slackbuild even exists on slackbuilds.org.  java.Slackbuild is
>> provided in the distribution which will create a JDK or JRE package as
>> desired.  And JDK always includes JRE anyway.  You still have to manually
>> download the JDK regardless of which one you use.  So what is the benefit of
>> this slackbuild even existing here?
> when it has been discussed I seem to recall that the points were more
> or less these:
> - the java.SlackBuild is not there when you do a full install of
> Slackware as it's provided in /extra;
> - as you wrote it can be used to build either jdk or jre and we need
> something unambiguos to use as a dependency;
> - we have many things depending on jre/jdk and we needed a dependency
> besides the full install.
> Matteo

Let's add this to the FAQ.

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