does java needs linux base?

Dick Davies rasputnik at
Wed Sep 1 02:52:47 PDT 2004

Wasn't there a binary package?

I'm sure I read that Sun had finally given in and let the project 
distribute one....

* Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at> [0903 09:03]:
> 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.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew
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