installing java

Sandra Kachelmann s.kachelmann at
Thu Dec 24 11:04:24 UTC 2009

Today I had the pleasure to install some java port and well it was
quite frustrating. I still have to download all the distfiles
manually. Isn't FreeBSD now officially supported by Sun? Is it really
still necessary to manually fetch the distfiles or is this something
that could be looked at again?


What if the port would just point to the distfiles and don't actually
host them on any FreeBSD mirror. Wouldn't that be legal? I mean a link
some site that provides instruction on how to build an atomic bomb is
still legal as well, right? If so I could simply upload the distfiles
to some russian FTP server and nobody but Sun would really care.

This is so annyoing:

- Manually fetch
- Login to some bloated site




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