Create bootstrap binaries for openjdk

Rob Farmer rfarmer at
Sat Sep 25 22:40:39 UTC 2010

On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 11:57, David DEMELIER <demelier.david at> wrote:
> Hello,
> For people who try to install openjdk, they saw that we need to
> install an other available jdk like diablo-jdk which is really painful
> to install from ports since we need to fetch one million of distfiles
> manually.
> What NetBSD' pkgsrc done is making availables binaries for
> bootstrapping, I would propose this idea too then the port will not
> depend on the non-free and painful diablo-jdk.
> Bootstrap binaries should be done for FreeBSD 7.x release and 8.x
> release for i386 and amd64 architecture, then the port will be able to
> download the bootstrap binaries from official FreeBSD ftp servers.
> I like much this idea, and if you agree on I will send a PR with
> patches for it, but since I don't have FreeBSD 7.x version I would
> like someone to make binaries for i386 and amd64.
> With kind regards,
> --
> Demelier David
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I think something like this would be a good idea - not only would it
help with building a jdk, but it would also make it possible for the
package cluster to build java ports without any RESTRICTED stuff, so
the packages could be posted on the ftp site.

As another (potential) solution to this issue, I've been meaning to
try building openjdk with the GCC java compiler, but I haven't gotten
around to it yet.

Rob Farmer

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