can I do away with most things-java?

Torgeir Hoffmann twhoffma at
Tue Feb 23 22:57:10 UTC 2010

Hi Gary,

On 23 February 2010 23:28, Gary Kline <kline at> wrote:

>        Some years ago I thought that future java tools would have
>        BSD ports that did not demand that we fetch them ourselves?
>        Now, among the few things left to rebuild/update is
>        diablo-jdk16.  The makefile sez to fetch
>        Can somebody please give me the exact URL that points to this
>        file?
>        More to the point, will a java port like openjdk free me from
>        any Sun ports?  Right now, a test pkg_delete of d-jdk16 gave
>        me:
> t at tao:/var/db/pkg# pkg_delete diablo-jdk-
> pkg_delete: package 'diablo-jdk-' is required by these other
> packages
> and may not be deinstalled:
> apache-ant-1.7.1
> freemind-0.8.1_1,1
> swt-3.5.1
>        Anybody?

I simply use the package for 7 with compatibility. I have no idea what is
going on with FreeBSD Foundation and why no new
packages for 8-RELEASE have been built. OpenJDK will partially free you. I
tried it too, but I recall correctly you cannot build
it without bootstrapping it with the Diablo the first time (subsequently, it
can be built with the old version of OpenJDK on each update - please correct
me if this is wrong).

However, I never succeeded in making any browser plugin for openjdk work.

If you have a problem with 'tzupdater', download the latest one from Sun's
site and alter the checksums in
/usr/ports/java/diablo-jdk16/distinfo with the correct checksums and size.

Hope this helps,



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