Installing the JDK without Xorg

Ian Moore imoore at
Sat Jan 29 14:38:58 PST 2005

On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 01:29, Pat Maddox wrote:
> Thanks for the help.  I got a suggestion on a forum to build it as a
> package..."make MINIMAL=yes package"  I haven't created a package from
> a port, so I'm not entirely sure what that'll do.  It installed Java
> fine and left me with a bzip2 file.  Does this mean I can just copy
> that file to any other machine I'm using and install Java as a
> package, so I don't have to wait the long time for it to build?  Or
> would it be better just to build it all on each machine anyway?
Yes, making a package means you can install that on other machines using 
pkg_add. This is a great idea, since you don't have to go through the agony 
of building the linux jdk again to bootstrap the compile on the other 
One caveat - if you have make options that optimise the build for a particular 
processor, you may run into trouble running it on other processors.


> On 29 Jan 2005 09:56:11 -0500, Lowell Gilbert
> <freebsd-questions-local at> wrote:
> > Pat Maddox <pergesu at> writes:
> > > I've installed the native jdk14 successfully, but noticed that it
> > > installed Xorg along with it.  I imagine that's a dependency for the
> > > Java plugin or something.  I'm using this machine just as a test
> > > server, I won't be using X at all, so I'd like to build jdk14 without
> > > having to build and install Xorg as well.  Is it possible to do that?
> >
> > The actual dependency in the jdk14 port seems to be Open Motif, and
> > there are no knobs to turn it off.  I'm not sure why that is; you may
> > need to talk to the port authors (or try changing it yourself) to
> > understand why it's required.
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