Is it possible to build sun-jdk-1.5 from the source?

Daniel Tourde daniel.tourde at
Mon Feb 19 19:09:44 UTC 2007


> On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 07:20:45PM +0100, Daniel Tourde wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is it possible to build sun-jdk-1.5 from the source code?
> > If yes, how to do that?
> Yes, use the port.
> > To be honest, I would like to avoid to install a binary that requires
> > Linux support packages. It's not that I do not like Linux (I have 3
> > Gentoo Linux at my disposal), it's simply that my machine is a FreeBSD
> > machine and I would like to keep it as simple as possible.
> Unfortunately java is written in java so you will have to install a
> binary compiler (either linux or freebsd) first to bootstrap.

OK. Where could I find the FreeBSD binary?
Are you referring to: ?

Then, would the binary be replaced by the one compiled or would they be in 
parallel on my system?


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