walt wa1ter at
Thu May 26 14:55:59 PDT 2005

walt wrote:
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

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On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 10:45:34AM -0700, walt wrote:

I notice that pkgsrc lacks a jdk or even jre port (other than linux).

The JDK port is left out of the main tree because of Sun's license.
You can get it from

Heh.  I've taken several hours to reply because I'm still downloading
(it seems) the entire SUSE linux distro, just so I can use the sun-jdk
linux-javac compiler to compile the jdk sources for NetBSD.
So far I have no reason to doubt that this will all work eventually, but
I must say that IT"S A PAIN IN MY BACKSIDE!  ;o)
I'll post an update in a while (hours? days? eons?).
Oops!  I just got six 'previously applied patch' errors after the
SUSE linux distro finally finished downloading and the jre pkg started
I'll see if I can hack around the 'patch' errors.  Yes, I know the 'wip'
stands for work-in-progress, so I'm not criticizing pkgsrc.  My point
really is that a great deal of work is being duplicated by groups of
talented people who really should be working together.  Yes, this is
the stated goal of the pkgsrc team -- I wish them success in uniting
the open-source developers, and I hope it happens sooner than later!

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