[PC-BSD Pbi-dev] Java JDK port and Eclipse

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Tue Mar 8 13:50:33 PST 2011


On 03/08/11 15:43, Dru Lavigne wrote:
>
>  > > The port is marked as Restricted due to licensing restrictions. Even
>  > > the Foundation won't be making an 8.x distributable version as OpenJDK
>  > > does not have any restrictions. Will the port build with openjdk
>  > > instead?
>  > >
>  > > Cheers,
>  > >
>  > > Dru
>  >
>  >
>  >
>  > I suspect (though I'm not certain) OpenJDK would work. From what I've
>  > seen OpenJDK seems to be up to par. Should we be looking at patching the
>  > port during our build process or trying to get the port itself changed?
>  > The latter seems like a better long-term solution, but I suspect it
>  > would take more time.
>
>
> The Foundation discussed this at their latest board meeting and someone
> is looking into how difficult it would be to have ports use openjdk
> instead of jdk by default. I suspect that this will be a process that
> will take some time for both discussion and implementation. In the mean
> time, you could try adding:
>
> JAVA_VENDOR openjdk
>
> to the Makefile. The list of possible java values are here:
>
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/porters-handbook/using-java.html#JAVA-VARIABLES
>
> Kris, if that fixes the compile, will that confuse the PBI build server?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dru
>
>
Naw, we can safely do that, already doing it for a few other ports :)

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Kris Moore
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