java(jre), sun vs suse

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – system: suse 11.3 (32 bit), kde 4, ff 3.6.10. scenario: my system is uptodate, and the java version installed (suse vendor) is older (1.6.18) then the version on the java site (1.6.21) http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp. so i downloaded from java site and installed the file. when i did run "java -version" i was getting the older version. for some reason the system was using my older installation. to fix that i went to "/etc/alternatives/java" ("java" file is a link) and changed the link destination from "/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk/bin/java&quo (HowTos)