If Icedtea-web is the plug-in component for OpenJDK upstream, its name should be openjdk-plugin !
ahughes at redhat.com
Tue Apr 17 07:55:33 PDT 2012
----- Original Message -----
> On 04/17/2012 01:58 PM, Pavel Tisnovsky wrote:
> > Andrew Dinn wrote:
> >> On 17/04/12 12:47, Fernando Cassia wrote:
> >>> I just did a "yum install packagename*" on several packages in my
> >>> server
> >>> box running
> >>> Fedora 17 (beta, rc3).
> >> Yes, you are correct -- I was misreading the error I got when I
> >> ran this
> >> command
> >> [root at sputstik ~]# yum install openjdk*
> >> Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
> >> Setting up Install Process
> >> No package openjdk* available.
> >> Error: Nothing to do
> >> [root at sputstik ~]#
> >> The problem is not the wildcard itself, rather that the pattern
> >> openjdk*
> >> does not match an actual package. The following does work
> >> [root at sputstik ~]# yum install *openjdk*
> > AFAIK it's still not 100% correct, because shell could in some
> > circumstances
> > expand *openjdk* into file list (depending on contents of `pwd` of
> > course).
> > Safer is to use "*openjdk*"
> The core problem, I suppose, is that it's rather hard to know that
> need the name "java-1.x.0-openjdk", and the fact that "icedtea-web"
> independent is rather confusing.
> Having said that, "yum search openjdk" does find
> icedtea-web.x86_64 : Additional Java components for OpenJDK
> ...although the description sucks mightily.
That is a very odd description.
I'd have thought something more like "Web browser plugin and Web Start implementation for OpenJDK" would
be better, but I guess there's a whole can of trademark worms with "Web Start" too :-(
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