does java needs linux base?

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Wed Sep 1 01:03:30 PDT 2004

On Tue, Aug 31, 2004 at 11:37:48PM -0500, Jorge Mario G. wrote:

> I built the native java from ports
> and I see it uses the linux_base which I dont want
> because I'm running out of space
> can I remove it??? completely?? and how by the way
> I mean all the linux_base and itss dependencies

Once you've built and installed a native JDK, you can dispense with
the Linux JDK, and the entire Linux compatability setup, if the only
reason you only installed it was to build the JDK with.

To build eg. JDK 1.4.x, you need to use JDK 1.4.x to compile it.  This
Catch 22 situation is the only reason why you have to install a
pre-compiled JDK, and the licensing situation being what it is, that
means a Linux JDK.  However, once the native JDK is installed, you can
use that to install any updates to the JDK that happen to come along.



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