Alright, you jdk14 geeks...

John john at
Tue Feb 1 17:28:02 PST 2005

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 04:15:20PM -0800, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 February 2005 03:10 pm, John <john at> wrote:
> > I finally got around my problems by manually deinstalling and
> > reinstalling all the packages that linux_base-8 depended upon.
> >
> > I have done a make install on linx_base-8 and linux-sun-jdk14
> > on the NFS server (I gave up trying to do it over NFS, though
> > that may not have been the problem).
> >
> > My poor 200Mhz machine has now been crunching for a couple of
> > HOURS on java/jdk14 (I'm glad this isn't the machine I want
> > to run it on!), but now I'm wondering...
> On a 200MHz box, it's going to take a very long time. I'm not really 
> sure how long, but likely days. (IIRC it takes over an hour or maybe 
> two on my 2GHz Athlon XP, but I haven't timed it and it's been a 
> while). I never build anything that large on a machine like that - I 
> use a fast machine to build and then mount /usr/ports from the build 
> machine on the install machine for the installation, but I understand 
> that this isn't always an option.

Oh, boy.

> > Once it is BUILT on the NFS system - will I be able to INSTALL
> > it on my clients?  Has anyone tried anything like this?  Is
> > this OK with the license agreement?
> As far as the licenses, nobody here can give you the kind of legal 
> advice you can get from a lawyer, but Sun has severely restricted 
> distribution of JDK, if that gives you a place to start. Talk with your 
> laywer for advice regarding your particular circumstance.

I should have been clearer - I meant my NFS clients, my own local
machines in my lab - not clients as in "customers."

John Lind
john at starfire.MN.ORG

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