Removing JDK completely ?
nicolas at nixsoftware.com
Fri Dec 12 19:00:24 PST 2003
If you decide to go with the binary package, just put it in a directory and issue `pkg_add <package_file_name>' to install it. This would extract the compiled package's contents, install them, and add the package to your package database.
Because there would be no compiling whatsoever, the installation would most likely succeed even if the box has hardware problems. However, you should still try to build the kernel to check; otherwise, you might experience random crashes when later running the JVM, which is pretty much of a resource stressor.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Shea" <freebsdQ0 at richardshea.fastmail.fm>
To: "FreeBSDJavaMailingList" <freebsd-java at freebsd.org>; "FreeBSDJavaMailingList" <freebsd-java at freebsd.org>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 23:10
Subject: Re: Removing JDK completely ?
Hi Tim - Thanks for your reply.
> However on 4.8, I'd strongly recommend, to save yourself loads of
> if you can possibly live with Java 1.3, just installing the binary
> release of
> FreeBSD JDK/JRE 1.3. I've done this on 4.x boxes and its a vastly
> smoother/cleaner ride, and most stuff I use (like tn5250j) works with
Well I didn't realise you could do this ! I thought I was obliged to
compile everything from scratch. My primary interest in all of this is in
order to be able to operate a Tomcat server on this box. How did you make
use of the binary you downloaded ? I mean literally what did you do with
it when you had obtained it ? Sorry to be dim but this isn't something I
really understand very well.
Thanks for your words on removing JDK having read Nicolas post I think I
might first recompile the Kernel just to double-check the box for H/W
errors and then clean everying off the box as you describe and try
another make, it was only half way though the last one I discovered
portupgrade and I think some of the early stuff might be incompaptible
with the later stuff.
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