Subject: Re: java meta package
To: Dave <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/18/2005 14:17:18
On Sun, 2005-05-15 at 23:05 -0700, Dave wrote:
> I'm starting to fiddle around with Java on NetBSD, and I was wondering
> there should be a meta-pkgs/java and meta-pkgs/java-gui which would
> install everything needed to get Java up and running.  So far, it's been a
> game of install, see how the Java app doesn't work, install something
> else, lather-rinse-repeat.

I recently saw that Debian has a java-java-sdk package which provides a
completely free java sdk (sablevm, jikes, fastjar, etc.).  I liked that
idea.  Is this what you mean?  (Because with sun jre/jdk kits, it's a
matter of installing a single package.)


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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