This is exactly what I am facing, I have used Ubuntu for long time, 12.04 is the Long Term Support version (LTS), however Oracle JDK/JRE6 is no longer supported in it, "OpenJDK has sometimes a odd behavior - Alexander Lorenz'". Any Ubuntu 12.04 users here to share your selections/options?
On 8 Nov 2012, at 4:37 PM, Harsh J wrote:
> Hi Sanjeev,
> Unfortunately, official Ubuntu repositories no longer supports Oracle
> JDK/JRE 6. See https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Java#Oracle_.28Sun.29_Java_6
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM, Sanjeev Verma
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> AFAIK, openjdk can be used to run hadoop. Why do you want to build hadoop
>> from source? Get precompiled binaries and you will be ok.
>> Also, you can install sun/oracle jdk on ubuntu. Just google for
>> instructions, u will find plenty, like here -
>> These are for jdk 7, but you can follow the same to install jdk 6.
>> On Nov 8, 2012 11:30 AM, "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>> I am planning to use Ubuntu 12.04, from
>>> http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HadoopJavaVersions, about OpenJDK
>>> "Note*: OpenJDK6 has some open bugs w.r.t handling of generics... so
>>> OpenJDK cannot be used to compile hadoop mapreduce code in branch-0.23 and
>>> beyond, please use other JDKs."
>>> Is it OK to use OpenJDK 7 in Ubuntu 12.04?
> Harsh J