Subject: JAVA_HOME [was: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc]
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/17/2000 04:22:27
On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Todd Vierling wrote:
> Change DEPENDS for PKG_JAVA=jdk compiled packages such that both the native
> jdk 1.1.8 and the blackdown-jre 1.2 will work (and make the version just *,
> not 1.1.*).  This is a precursor to native JDK 1.2 support.  Leave the
> preference of the dependency to use the native jdk 1.1.
> XXX: There should be a standard location not specific to PKG_JAVA for Java
> packages, and there is no particular need for a DEPENDS on the JVM for
> most packages (even an external-to-tree JVM is typically happy with the code).
> This per-VM PREFIX, and particularly configurable JAVA_HOME, is not clean.

I've added JAVA_HOME to allow it installing into the same dir it's found
on Solaris, /usr/java. If you think that doesn't make much sense or it's
more trouble then gain, feel free to remove it.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>