JDK 1.5 and 5.3
halla3 at corp.earthlink.net
Tue Jan 25 06:18:59 PST 2005
Thank you very much for your reply.
Jeremy Faulkner wrote:
> Andrew Hall wrote:
>> I have a few questions about jdk and 5.3.
>> 1. If one does a src compile, it requires that the linux-sun-jdk to
>> be installed to bootstrap the compile of native jdk.
>> Why would freebsd not use a binary version of it's own native jdk to
>> bootstrap itself? If that's not feasible, then why would the jdk
>> port not immediately remove all the linux crap that it installs if
>> its not needed? If something is only temporary, then it should be
>> removed immediately after use right :)?
> Sun's licensing terms do not allow the distribution of a binary jdk.
> The FreeBSD Foundation pushed long and hard to get a license to
> distribute the diablo-jdk13. I don't know why there hasn't been a
> diablo-jdk14 released, but I can only assume it involves Sun.
>> 2. Where did the browser plugin go? In 1.3 and 1.4 I symlinked
>> /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so to what ever jdk
>> I was using. For example:
>> /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins/libjavaplugin_oji.so ->
>> But in 1.5 I don't see this .so, nor does the plugin directory even
>> exist. Is there a new way I am not aware of?
> The jdk1.5 port is very young, the patchset-1 was only announced on
> the 19th:
> Plugin support was not included with this patchset. Please be patient,
> the jdk is big and the team porting it is very small.
>> 3. Since the linux jdk is not necessary, is there an easy way to get
>> a list of everything that was installed as the req for the native jdk
>> compile so I may remove it all (and its deps)?
> pkg_delete knows what to remove and will do as it's told if you pass
> the -f argument. Read the available documentation before proceeding.
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