[PC-BSD Public] choosing java version

Lars Engels lars.engels at 0x20.net
Fri Jul 19 13:35:39 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 09:14:14PM +0200, Pierre Goupil wrote:
> Good evening,
> I have installed OpenJDK 7 from the ports in my PC-BSD 9.1 and I can't
> figure out how to tell my system to use it rather than the 6 branch.
> On Linux, I was used to use update-java-alternatives but I can't figure out
> what is the equivalent.
> N.B.: I don't want to remove OpenJDK 6, just to be able to switch between
> the two.
> Thanks in advance for any hint,

In FreeBSD, /usr/local/bin/java is a shellscript wrapper which starts
the actual java binary depending on /usr/local/etc/javavm_opts.conf or
environment variables.
For example, to start a Java 7 VM, run "env JAVA_VERSION='1.7' java"
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