Does linux-sun-jdk_1.4.2 work?

Evan Dower evantd at
Tue Jul 22 08:19:30 PDT 2003

I have certainly had some frustration with Java on FreeBSD, but for the most 
part it works for me. In fact, I wrote a pure Java program that only seems 
to work on FreeBSD. On Windows, it crashes inside Java's regex code, so 
there's one place where FreeBSD works better ;-)
Evan Dower

>From: des at (Dag-Erling Smørgrav)
>To: Adam <blueeskimo at>
>CC: freebsd-current at
>Subject: Re: Does linux-sun-jdk_1.4.2 work?
>Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:29:57 +0200
>Adam <blueeskimo at> writes:
> > Perhaps you should try working with Java 1.4.x on FreeBSD before you
> > assume something about me that's highly inaccurate. I think you'll find
> > very quickly that it doesn't work nicely unless the process is running
> > as root.
>I use it daily and have never had any trouble (except for the broken
>Xalan in 1.4.1).
>Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at
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