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    I would like to update my Suse 11.4 to the latest version of Java 6, ie Update 29.
    As I understand, u29 fixes critical security flaws.
    See: Critical Java Update Fixes 20 Flaws — Krebs on Security

    The repositories I have been using offer at best u26, which is what I currently have installed.

    Can anyone reply with what repository to add to my list so that I can obtain u29.
    Thanks.

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    Oracle canceled the linux distribution license. So linux distros can no longer
    provide new oracle jre's or jdk's in repositories.
    That does not mean you can no longer have it but it means you need to go to java.com
    and download and install it yourself.
    The good news is they provide a bin which creates a rpm.

    http://java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en

    The bad news is it is more manual work.

    http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...x-1332835.html

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    Default Re: Repository for Java Update 29?

    On 2011-10-28 00:56, helge59 wrote:

    > Can anyone reply with what repository to add to my list so that I can
    > obtain u29.


    Impossible, Sun's java will not be included. Forbidden by new licensing
    upstream. We have to use openJDK instead. :-(

    http://lists4.suse.de/opensuse-java/.../msg00000.html

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    Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > Impossible, Sun's java will not be included. Forbidden by new licensing
    > upstream. We have to use openJDK instead. :-(
    >

    Not impossible, we just (it is nasty manual work) have to install it from
    java.com.

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    On 2011-10-28 01:32, martin_helm wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:
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    >> Impossible, Sun's java will not be included. Forbidden by new licensing
    >> upstream. We have to use openJDK instead. :-(
    >>

    > Not impossible, we just (it is nasty manual work) have to install it from
    > java.com.


    It is impossible to download it as an rpm from a repository. That is what I
    said.

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    martin_helm wrote:

    > Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >
    >> Impossible, Sun's java will not be included. Forbidden by new licensing
    >> upstream. We have to use openJDK instead. :-(
    >>

    > Not impossible, we just (it is nasty manual work) have to install it from
    > java.com.
    >

    Just as a first information only for the browserplugin

    Download the java 32 or 64 bit from
    http://java.com/en/download/linux_manual.jsp?locale=en

    my example is 64 bit
    make the downloaded file jre-6u29-linux-x64-rpm.bin executable
    Code:
    chmod +x jre-6u29-linux-x64-rpm.bin
    sudo ./jre-6u29-linux-x64-rpm.bin
    results in jre-6u29-linux-amd64.rpm
    Code:
    sudo zypper in jre-6u29-linux-amd64.rpm
    cd /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
    sudo rm javaplugin.so
    sudo cp -s sudo cp -s /usr/java/default/lib/amd64/libnpjp2.so javaplugin.so
    if you don't like sudo work with su.

    restart Firefox and goto http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp
    click on the verify button
    Firefox shows now I am on 1.6.0_29 amd64

    To make the java version effective for standalone programms and programmin
    is more involved, so I leave it here since it is late were I am.

    I think about a script which does everything automatically and/or adds the
    whole stuff to the update-alternatives environment.

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    Default Re: Repository for Java Update 29?

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > It is impossible to download it as an rpm from a repository. That is what
    > I said.

    Understood it in a different way - sorry.

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    On 2011-10-28 02:02, martin_helm wrote:
    > Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >> It is impossible to download it as an rpm from a repository. That is what
    >> I said.

    > Understood it in a different way - sorry.


    The good thing, perhaps, is that bugs in the open version will be reported
    and corrected, so that we can really use that version.

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    Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > On 2011-10-28 02:02, martin_helm wrote:
    >> Carlos E. R. wrote:
    >>> It is impossible to download it as an rpm from a repository. That is
    >>> what I said.

    >> Understood it in a different way - sorry.

    >
    > The good thing, perhaps, is that bugs in the open version will be reported
    > and corrected, so that we can really use that version.
    >

    The good part IMHO is also that with version 7 (short for 1.7) the openjdk 7
    is the official reference implementation (according to oracle the gold
    standard) for java and no longer the proprietary on as it was in the past.
    http://blogs.oracle.com/henrik/entry...openjdk_as_the

    I think there is also somewhere the official announcement (just do not have
    it handy now as link, it is in one of the java magazines which I buy).

    For me it plays no real role to have the proprietary one installed at all -
    only for work since we need to be compatible (I use most of the time openjdk
    and prefer free software), but I thought to try the whole thing since some
    people have always problems with the browser plugin, so they might need the
    proprietary java sometimes.

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    martin_helm: installing java manually maybe be something a bit hard for newbies but as you said openJDK is pretty good too, it not Java from Oracle, but it`s Java, and now users can get involved in bug squashing even more.
    I have used Java update 26 (latest from repo`s) and then openJDK; i did not see any differences at all on the sites i have visited; maybe a programmer can spot something but me as normal user i consider openJDK stable.
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