DJ Lucas dj at
Wed Dec 29 16:47:15 PST 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-29 at 14:38 +0000, Declan Moriarty wrote:
> Can someone explain to me why I should not install precompiled
> binaries in this situation? I need help here :-D
> I want to install OO in my new(ish) system. To do that I should
> install J2sdk which requires alsa
> I am quite happy on OSS, thank you. So I am faced with alsa, and j2sdk
> and a great deal of farting about for the privilege of compiling OO,
> which is also a great deal of fuss. J2sdk is not strictly _needed_ but
> is _reccomended_, which is a stronger term than  optional.
> You can see why precompiled binaries are tempting?

BLFS, has instructions for installing the binary J2SDK...the recipricol
dependacy...just stop after the binary insturctions and setup JAVA_HOME
and maybe the symlink if you plan on it later.

-- DJ Lucas

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