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[4]: Still x86 Only...
by Dr_J on Thu 6th Apr 2006 22:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Still x86 Only..."
Dr_J
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2005-07-06

> Wrong. It is possible to build a native Java on FreeBSD (all platforms)

No, YOU are wrong. There is no Linux compat layer for SPARC, so you can't do the Linux binary bootstrap on SPARC chips (even if there is the appropriate binary -- I've not checked). There is a version for the Alpha, but not SPARC.

I've done the x86 install many times, so I know the drill. It just does not work on SPARC. You can check the SPARC mailing list -- this is well known. You can also try the SPARC java port, which will inform you that it cannot work on this platform.

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