[Mageia-discuss] java question, of sorts

Renaud MICHEL r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 18:11:26 CET 2012

On Thu 20 mars 2012 at 15:38, TJ wrote :
> I've been using Oracle's version of JRE 1.7.x for the browser plugin on 
> one of my computers and decided to replace it with the icedtea-web 
> plugin as a test. As I was going into the mozilla plugin directory to 
> manually remove the link, I happened to notice a number of empty 
> directories in /usr/lib labelled java and java 1.x, most of them old 
> versions.
> It may be a stupid question, but is there any compelling reason for 
> those empty directories to be there? From all I can see, they're just 
> taking up space.

They are part of the package jpackage-utils, so you should not remove them.
You can check with rpm -qf if a directory/file is part of any package.

Renaud Michel

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