can I do away with most things-java?
twhoffma at gmail.com
Tue Feb 23 22:57:10 UTC 2010
On 23 February 2010 23:28, Gary Kline <kline at thought.org> 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
> 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
> t at tao:/var/db/pkg# pkg_delete diablo-jdk-1.6.0.07.02_7/
> pkg_delete: package 'diablo-jdk-1.6.0.07.02_7' is required by these other
> and may not be deinstalled:
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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