I just upgraded to openSuSE 11 and I’ve been having some problems when trying to install multiple java versions/architectures.
In 10.3 I used to have 4 different flavors of java (1.5 32bit/64bit, 1.6 32bit/64bit) and I was able to switch between them with update-alternatives.
Now it seems that I cannot install both 32 and 64 bit variants of the same version. The packages have the same name and the system seems to be unable to distinguish i586 from x86_64 and it gives back a “package already installed” error.
Apart from the obvious “install 1.5/32bit and 1.6/64bit or vice versa” is there any workaround to get back the functionality (and flexibility) of 10.3 on the issue??
Thanks in advance,