openjdk-7.45.18_1 is forbidden: Triggering a nasty FreeBSD bug.

Walter Hurry walterhurry at
Fri Jan 3 02:07:03 UTC 2014

On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 19:31:29 -0500, Stephen Cook wrote:

> On 1/2/2014 5:31 PM, Walter Hurry wrote:
>> On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:20:43 -0500, Stephen Cook wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I'm trying to install OpenJDK and it gives me this error:
>>>           openjdk-7.45.18_1 is forbidden: Triggering a nasty FreeBSD
>>>           bug.
>>> I'm fairly new to FreeBSD and I'm not sure where to go from here. Can
>>> I try an earlier version or something? Googling it lead me to a
>>> pastebin page with mention of removing "FORBIDDEN" from the makefile
>>> if you know what you are doing, but unfortunately I don't.
>>> Or can anyone recommend some other Java port? My main purpose at the
>>> moment is to screw around with a Minecraft server, although I have
>>> some other more important (but less amusing) reasons to have Java on
>>> my system in the near future.
>> As a fellow newbie, my instinct is just to wait, rather than screwing
>> around. They don't usually take long, and I prefer to err on the side
>> of caution.
>> BTW, someone mentioned openjdk6, but that's marked as forbidden too.
> I can't find what the actual bug is... I mean, if it will just make
> Minecraft unstable it is no big deal, I want to play with my kid. If it
> erases the hard drive or lights something on fire I can wait.
Well, if you want to risk it, just edit /usr/ports/java/openjdk7/Makefile 
and delete the "FORBIDDEN=" line.

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