Which Flavor Of Java?

Nikolas Britton nikolas.britton at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 21:42:43 GMT 2005

On 6/28/05, M. Goodell <freebsdutah at yahoo.com> wrote:
> We are looking into installing Java / Tomcat and I have a couple of questions before I proceed:
> 1 - Which Java should I install from the /usr/ports/ directory? There is "/usr/ports/jdk15" and there is "/usr/ports/linux-sun-jdk15". What is the difference between the two and is one better than the other?

You want jdk14. Java 5 is barely out of beta status and Sun provides
absolutely no support for java on *BSD. You will have to jump through
many hoops and red tape to get a native version of java installed on
your system.

If you want a basic install guide here is one I wrote after I finally
got a working version of java installed on my system:

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