Installation Questions (JDK on FreeBSD 4.9)
Ernst de Haan
znerd at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 12 11:37:55 PST 2004
> I see that the latest patchset for 1.3.1 is '9', not '8'. How do I
> compile with patchset 9?
Do the following:
- Use CVSup to update your ports collection.
- Confirm that the java/jdk13 port is now patchset 9
- Install the port sysutils/portupgrade if you don't have it yet
- Do 'portupgrade jdk' to upgrade jdk13 to patchset 9
> It looked like if I just edit the Makefile in /usr/ports/java/jdk13 and
> change the line "JDK_PATCHSET_VERSION=" to '9', that would do it, but
> apparently not. What else must I do to it to compile with patchset 9?
> (I tried w/ NO_CHECKSUM="yes", but that still didn't do it -- I see that
> distinfo has the MD5 checksums for j2sdk-1_3_1-src.tar.gz and
If you would have done a 'make makesum' as well you would have got one step
further, but then perhaps something changed in the port itself as well, so
you would miss out on that with that kind of approach.
> And can anybody tell me exactly what the 'real' story and status of JDK
> on FreeBSD is? Should I even be concerned about patchset 9? Is it
As far as I know, JDK 1.3.1 patchset 9 is considered to be stable.
From my experience, so is JDK 1.4.2 patchset 5. I switched over from JDK
1.3.x to 1.4.x a few months ago. But since I'm currently not running it in
a production environment, I'm really not the one to ask. On my workstation
it works like a charm though, with my daily Ant and Orion work.
I'm using FreeBSD 4.x still, but both 4.x and 5.x branches are supported.
Some features, like SMP-friendly threading, seems to work only on 5.x,
Just my EUR 0.02...
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