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Re: Fixes for built-in Java on Darwin

On 9/1/14, 3:20 AM, Thomas Klausner wrote:
> 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?

Hi, Thomas.

That's right; as of Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Java is no longer included.  I
haven't tried the pkgsrc version lately.  I tried it a few years ago, it
failed to build, and I gave up.  My working impression since then has
been that OpenJDK is not well-supported on Mac OS X.  I could certainly
be wrong, though.  In fact, I hope I'm wrong!  But I haven't revisited
it; I've just used the Oracle distribution since I knew that worked.



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