Openoffice on sparc64

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Feb 17 21:56:24 PST 2004

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 11:41:15PM -0500, David Gilbert wrote:
> >>>>> "Kris" == Kris Kennaway <kris at> writes:
> Kris> On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 09:45:03PM -0500, David Gilbert wrote:
> >> Openoffice seems to require java.  The ports install of Openoffice
> >> proceeds to try to install the FreeBSD java that bootstraps itself
> >> with linux java.  Of course, the linux java doesn't run on sparc64.
> >> 
> >> Are there sparc64 java binary packages that run on FreeBSD ... or
> >> is there some other bootstrap mechanism that I can follow?
> Kris> Not yet, but someone posted here the other day asking for
> Kris> technical assistance in porting jdk13 (no response to the list
> Kris> yet).
> I don't suppose binary compatibility with solaris is good enough to
> give us a leg up?

No, given that FreeBSD/sparc64 doesn't have binary compatibility with
solaris yet :-)
> Does java cross compile in any way?

The problem is in MD code, so cross-compiling the jdk won't help.

> Is it possible to get openoffice working without java?

I don't know, but I don't think so.

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