Subject: Re: HEADS UP: Alternatives system added
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/25/2005 09:17:27
On Tue, 25 Jan 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> The next step is to convert all the Java JRE/JDK packages to use it as well

Don't forget to have archivers/fastjar supply an alternative for "jar", as
well as have devel/jikes supply an alternaiove for "javac".

Note that jikes is a little special in that it needs a -bootclasspath
argument in order to get access to a set of Java classes.  See what I put
into the example java-wrapper.conf, and make particular note of how it has
to use a shell construct to build the -bootclasspath arg.  Because it's
dependent on using some other JVM's classes, it may be necessary to comment
out its alternative[*] by default and require hand editing to specify the
desired JVM's classes.

[*] Does the alternatives system support commenting out things?  If not, it
    should, for reasons such as this.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>