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Re: Fixes for built-in Java on Darwin

Thomas Klausner <> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 05:06:18PM -0500, J. Lewis Muir wrote:
>> Please find the attached patches against -current to make built-in
>> Oracle Java 7 (i.e. PKG_JVM_DEFAULT=sun-jdk7) work on Mac OS X Mavericks
>> (Darwin 13).  Would a developer be willing to commit these?
> I have no particular reason against this patch, but just to clear this
> up: I've read that OS X does not come with any Java pre-installed. If
> that's the case, why not just use the pkgsrc version?

That's a fair question, but OS X is messy about "pre-installed" for
things like Java.  Basically, the oracle jdk is the standard approach
and people are likely to have installed it, and once that happens, it's
kind of like an optional OS component.

Have you been using a jdk built/installed from pkgsrc on OSX?  Does that
actually work?  If so, it seems fine to switch to that.  But these
patches seem entirely separate from this issue.

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