Greg Lewis glewis at
Fri Nov 3 17:00:16 UTC 2006

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 07:53:16PM +1100, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-Nov-02 19:27:04 -0700, tech at wrote:
> >I never said it was broken, just that the jre in the ports collection was. 
> >It seems to be looking for something other than itself when you attempt a 
> >make. Under the circumstances it seems it should be removed?
> ports/java/jre is Java 1.1.8 - which is positively ancient.  It is no
> longer possible to build it because it depends on FreeBSD 3.x binaries
> which in turn rely on the compax3x port which is forbidden due to
> multiple security vulnerabilities.
> Yes, it probably should be deleted.  There are a number of ports in
> a similar condition and they are being cleansed as a low-priority
> task by at least one committer.

All JDK/JREs earlier than 1.3 need to die.  I just haven't had the time
to do it yet.

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