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Author: Steve
To: Martin Steigerwald
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Java 8 on beowulf
On Fri, 31 May 2019 09:20:00 +0200
Martin Steigerwald <martin@???> wrote:

> Hi Steve.
> Steve - 31.05.19, 02:47:
> > A couple of weeks ago I upgraded to Beowulf and I see that it comes
> > with openjdk 11. I have an app that needs java 8 so I was planning
> > to have both installed, maybe use the script described here:
> >
> > https://www.linuxuprising.com/2019/02/install-any-oracle-java-jdk-vers
> > ion-in.html
> >
> > Any issues I need to be aware of? (Beside the obvious Don't use the
> > same installation dir!)
> Are you aware of the package 'java-package'? For a 3rd party software
> that required Oracle SDK with Swing it generated a debian package
> for me. Basically back then it turned
> jdk-8u191-linux-x64.tar.gz
> into
> oracle-java8-jdk_8u191_amd64.deb
> I do not remember how exactly I called it, but it was easy enough.
> You still would need to update the package manually, so I only use it
> for that special program and use update-alternatives to switch to the
> lastest openjdk in Debian otherwise.
> Thanks,

Turns out I already had java 8 installed. Does this always happen on
Beowulf installs or just on upgrades?

Anyway all I needed to do was run:
$ sudo update-alternatives --config java
and then re-export my JAVA_HOME environment variable.