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                              Re: JDK on freebsd?

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From: Gary Kline (kline_at_thought.org)
Date: 06/25/03

Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 15:27:59 −0700
To: Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>, "Rev. Joe Doyle Ardent" <ardent@nebcorp.com



On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 10:05:51PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 12:42:21PM −0700, Rev. Joe Doyle Ardent wrote:
> > Marco Trentini wrote:
>>>
> > > Vincent Chen wrote:
> > > > Hi, all
>>>>
> > > > I need a jsp engine on freebsd. One installation on
> > > > linux from my office works great so far. What's the
> > > > status and how stable JDK are on freebsd? Which jdk
> > > > version will you recommend? Is there any ready−to−go
> > > > package available or I must build it from port?
>>>
> > > There is a article suitable for this topic:
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859−1/articles/java−tomcat/index.html
>>>
> > This is really fairly rediculous; is this the native FBSD JDK:
>>
> > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859−1/articles/java−tomcat/x35.html ?
>>
> > Why the dependancy on the Linux JDK? Why bother with a "native" JDK if
> > you need the Linux one, anyway, and can run it instead (via the
> > already−required Linux compatibility)?
>
> You need a linux JDK to do the first time installation of the native
> JDK −− both for jdk13 and jdk14. Once you've got a native jdk
> compiled and installed, you can pkg_delete the linux jdk, and use the
> native jdk to compile updated versions of itself (via the
> NATIVE_BOOTSTRAP=yes make flag). One of the really annoying things
> about java is that you can't compile and install JDK 1.4.1 using any
> flavour of JDK 1.3.1, so if you want both JDK versions, you've got to
> go through the whole install process from scratch each time.
>
> You need linux−compat as one of the linux JDK's dependencies. Once
> you have dispensed with the linux JDK you could probably dispense with
> the whole linux compat stuff as well. The native JDK works just fine
> without.


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>
> On the other hand, if you've got a whole row of machines to install
> jdk's on, so long as you aren't in any sense publishing an
> unauthorized−by−Sun JDK, there's nothing to stop you going through the
> download, install linux jdk, download, compile, install native jdk
> rigmarole on just one of the machines, and then build your own package
> of the native jdk to install on the other boxes.
>

     It's likely just me. But on one of three BSD servers I have
     java (linux) working happily with mozilla. The other two may
     have upgrade/dependency probledms... or else gremlins
     that say "Huh?" regarding jdk−131.

     There are probably dozens of us, if not billions, who would
     profit from a step−by−step tutorial style write up on this.

     Dunno about anyone else, but at least I would love to shuck
     the linux stuff and go native FreeBSD. Anybody willing?

     gary

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   Gary Kline     kline@thought.org   www.thought.org     Public service Unix
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