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    Why the Java Runaround?

    I'm trying to seize the bull by the horns by understanding something about this Java Devil; I think I should remove the one here is Oneiric and update it.
    But first I am opening Terminal and typing "which java" which returns:

    and when I go and look at that file, it's a link to:
    and when I go there I see THAT is a link to:

    So I'd like to understand a bit about why there is this runaround, if I am to try to understand Java even a little bit. Which I don't now.

    Regards, John
    Last edited by Andavane; April 3rd, 2012 at 06:23 AM. Reason: typo
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