Subject: Java 1.2.2 for i386 with COMPAT_LINUX
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/16/2000 19:52:32
In case you haven't noticed, it's now possible to use pkgsrc to obtain the ported Linux JDK/JRE 1.2.2 as well as the Inprise JBuilder JIT
for use on i386 under linux emulation.

Feel free to test this out with your code and NetBSD 1.5_ALPHA2.  I provide
no guarantees at this time that it will work properly under 1.4.x.  Do note
that it has been modified to use green_threads (not native_threads) by
default, as the handling of clone() for LinuxThreads is currently broken on
the 1.5 branch.  (Besides, green_threads is faster for most aggressively
multithreaded apps anyway--even on Linux.  8^)

This pkg didn't make the 1.5 cut, but since it's not legal to distribute the
pkg binary anyway, just grab it from pkgsrc if you want to use it.  See
lang/blackdown-{jdk,jre} and lang/jbuilder-jit.  You'll also need an updated
mk/ if you want to use any other java packages from pkgsrc (so
that the DEPENDS works).

On a sidenote, lang/jikes works on NetBSD now too (on all platforms,

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
-- Speed, stability, security, and support.  Wasabi NetBSD:  Run with it.