Java JDK

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sun Nov 27 19:05:48 GMT 2005

On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 03:43:24AM -0500, Vampire D wrote:
> Is there an easy way to install Java support on FreeBSD 5.4 without having
> to install Mozilla and all the other stuff JDK 1.5 installs?
> Trying to install JBoss/Tomcat streamlined for server environment but want
> to instlal Mozilla Firefox and all the Xorg pieces it seems to want to
> install.  Seems like installing JDK on FreeBSD is a big pain.

As the others have said, you can forgo the Mozilla dependancies; but
you will still have a big hit on the other requirements. There really
isn't any choice for your first JDK installation; the Sun licensing
requirements are quite strict on the matter. The Project is not
allowed to provide binary packages.
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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