Re: 'java in kernel' defaults

Alex Gitelman (
Wed, 15 May 1996 16:20:07 -0700 (PDT)

However it's not a standard place for Java itself. If I copy or link
Java stuff to /usr/bin it complains that on bad Java root directory.
So, until somebody develops native Linux Java tools it would be better
to follow Sun's Java conventions ( or guy's who did port). And until that
time we, in fact,
have no right to say that Linux supports Java binaries - it just invokes
Sun's stuff to do job.

>From all other points of view so called Java support is a very nice thing.

Alex Gitelman

On Tue, 14 May 1996, Alan Cox wrote:

> > pre2.0.3 is working fine for me. However, I'd
> > just wanted to point out that the defaults for the path
> > to the java binary in /usr/src/linux/fs/binfmt_java.c
> > point to '/usr/bin/java'--while java.txt recommends
> > /usr/local/java/bin/java.
> > After editing binfmt_java.c, executing java
> > programs worked out great. Thanks!
> It should be /usr/bin. The fact its a kernel path implies its a standard app
> therefore not in /usr/local (see the FSSTND)
> Alan