Java Virtual Machine
martinkov at pobox.sk
Wed Feb 1 01:21:50 PST 2006
> martinko wrote:
>> Micah wrote:
>>> Porpoise Power wrote:
>>>> Which Java VM is the best for freebsd 5.4, running gnome2, and
>>>> James Best
>>> Both the native jdk14 and jdk15 provide good Java VMs. jdk15 is
>>> newer and might be unstable (hasn't been for me). jdk14 is more
>>> tested and is the "default" java for FreeBSD on i386.
>> can you have both versions installed ?
>> and how do you choose which one of them to use (for instance in
>> mozilla) ?
> Yes, you can have both installed at the same time.
> /usr/ports/java/javavmwrapper makes switching JVMs easy using
> environment variables, however it doesn't seem to support switching
> browser plugins. For that you'd probably have to switch the symlink
> in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins and restart the browser.
i've just tried it and realised it had already been installed as a jdk*
however, according to the man page, running the following should select
the most native and up-to-date version of java:
$ java -version
java version "1.4.2-p8"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2-p8-root_21_jan_2006_21_32, mixed
however, i've got newer version installed too:
$ cat /usr/local/etc/javavms
/usr/local/jdk1.5.0/bin/java # FREEBSD-JDK1.5.0
/usr/local/jdk1.4.2/bin/java # FREEBSD-JDK1.4.2
/usr/local/linux-sun-jdk1.4.2/bin/java # Linux-Sun-JDK188.8.131.52
how come 1.5.0 wasn't selected in the example above please ??
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