[Mageia-discuss] java question, of sorts

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 02:13:19 CET 2012

On 03/20/2012 01:11 PM, Renaud MICHEL wrote:
> Hello
> 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.
Shrug. OK, but that doesn't explain the reason for them. I suppose it 
doesn't have to make sense to me, as long as stuff works.


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