Subject: Re: Need to run a .jar file
To: None <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/27/2004 14:18:26
At 12:06 PM 7/27/2004, Chris Wareham wrote:
>>>     java -jar c07-sip-r2.jar -touri he@them.invalid -teardown -validcase
>>>Being a complete java idiot, I figured I could just install jdk from 
>>>pkgsrc and I would get what I wanted, but that seems not to be the case. 
>>>When I run the java binary in the jdk's bin directory, it says it 
>>>doesn't recognize the -jar option.
>>>So what do I need to do to run .jar files?
>To the original poster:
>Which JDK are you using? The native one from pkgsrc is probably too old
>(v1.1.8). I use the Linux JDK from lang/sun-jdk14, which works fine for
>me, but it wont be of any use if you're not on an i386 platform.

Aha! I had just looked for things starting with "j", so I missed the 
sun-jdk package and installed the jdk-1.1.8 instead. It is missing the -jar 
commandline option.

I just removed it and installed lang/sun-jdk14. Now the -jar option is 
there, but now whenever I try to run it (for anything other than just doing 
"java -?"), I get the following error:

   Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM warning: Can't detect initial thread stack 
   Error occurred during initialization of VM
   Could not reserve enough space for object heap

I'm running a more-or-less GENERIC -current kernel built from sources about 
10 days ago (userland is the July 15 -current snapshot from This is running in a VMWare client VM with 256MB of 
memory allocated to it. Is there some option I need to put in my kernel 
config? A missing library?