Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at
Thu Jan 2 04:28:54 UTC 2014

On Jan 1, 2014 11:52 AM, "Gary Aitken" <freebsd at> wrote:
> In trying to update openoffice using "portmaster editors/openoffice-3",
> I get a complaint about openjdk6 marked as forbidden because it triggers
> a nasty bug.  I've got both openjdk6 and openjdk7 installed, but can't
> either as they are both marked forbidden.
> Anyone know what's going on, and what the prognosis for correction is?
> Also, the Makefile indicates
>   JAVA_VENDOR= openjdk
>   JAVA_VERSION= 1.6+
> Why does it choose to use openjdk6 when openjdk7 is also installed?
> I tried
>    export JAVA_VERSION=1.7 ; portmaster editors/openoffice-3
> and it still tries to use openjdk6.
> Is there a different jdk which will work?
> Thanks,
> Gary
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Hi Gary,

Alternative: Consider using libreoffice, you should be able to run without
java. I believe the developers have been working to remove the Java
dependency for awhile, it does about everything without it.
Waitman Gobble
San Jose California

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