Does anyone know how to get the required downloads from Sun to build Java?

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Fri Nov 23 13:06:17 PST 2007

--On November 23, 2007 9:41:32 AM -0500 Bill Moran 
<wmoran at> wrote:

> It appears as if jdk 1.5 is now at version 14, but the FreeBSD ports
> still requires version 13.
> Luckily, Sun is run by a bunch of Nazis, and doesn't use a standard
> directory tree to distribute their stuff.  After 15 minutes of searching
> I can't figure out how to get the version 13 stuff off their site, and
> thus I can't build for my shiny, new laptop ...
> Does anyone have any advice on how to get the required files from Sun?

Download version 14, then rename it to version 13.  The port will probably 
install fine.

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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