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Re: OpenJDK binaries

In article <>,
Steven M. Bellovin <> wrote:
>On Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:34:34 -0500
> (Christos Zoulas) wrote:
>> | So -- what is the best way to run a Java app now?  What packages
>> work | the best?  (I don't *think* I need the latest and great; I
>> just need | something that has Java Swing, on both i386 and amd64.)
>> On amd64 there is no choice. Only native binaries really work. We are
>> doing something wrong with fs/gs emulation, so the 64 bit binary dies
>> very early. The 32 bit linux binary core-dumps randomly too, and it
>> is not good enough to build java itself. On i386, the link 1.6 jdk
>> works pretty well, as well as the native one. I personally think that
>> the native binaries work better.
>Right -- but which are they?  Over the years, I've used sun-jdk* and
>scsl*, but everything seemed to fail at some point...  Is there
>anything in pkgsrc that works now?

Nothing in pkgsrc works well enough to self-build from source (but building
puts a lot of stress in the programs). If your usage is light to moderate,
you might be ok, specially with the latest linux 1.6.


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