Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Apr 2006 23:26 UTC
FreeBSD "The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of the official Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit for FreeBSD. The Foundation negotiated a license with Sun Microsystems to distribute these FreeBSD binaries. The binaries are based on JDK 1.5 and work with the official FreeBSD 5.4 and FreeBSD 6.0 releases on the i386 platform."
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RE: Question on Java in FreeBSD
by molnarcs on Thu 6th Apr 2006 22:22 UTC
molnarcs
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2005-09-10

It was, we just don't like manual downloads when accustomed to ports. You had to download the source manually, had to download a patchset manually, and before that, you had to install the linux binary jdk/jre. Then build it from source wich basically means typing make install in the ports directory.

This isn't/wasn't terribly difficult, I could write a short (few lines) howto for novice users, it is just not what we are accustomed to with ports. The build process itself could take several hours depending on the speed of you computer (but of course, you could do whatever you want while it was building in the background, so.)

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