Getting any jdk to work with latest freeBSD isimpossible?

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sat Apr 12 14:27:31 PDT 2003

On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 11:06:45PM +0200, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
> I'm very new to freeBSD (installed it this week). I do have some
> experience with linux and I'm comfortable with java.
> I don't know anything about patches, kernals etc.
> I have tried to install jdk14 and jdk13.
> All to be found in my /usr/ports/java/.
> I have followed all instructions on screen about downloading from sun
> and getting a patch from eyesbeyond (or whatever it was called).
> On jdk14 I get this errormessage:
> LIBC_R TEST FAILED: libc_r update required
> *** Error code 1

This means that your FreeBSD *isnt'* the latest. You need to upgrade
to 4.8-RELEASE. Without various changes made to the system libraries,
you won't be able to run JDK1.4 correctly.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
  If you're right 90% of the time, why quibble about the remaining 3%?

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