Subject: Re: java meta package
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Dave <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/18/2005 11:03:52
On Wed, 18 May 2005, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> 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.)

That's what I mean.  The Sun kits are a bit convoluted to download and
right now I'm having a nasty time with wip/jdk14 (the distinfo is
incorrect).  See netbsd-java for my post on the matter.

David Griffith