netbsd port ?

S.P.Zeidler spz at
Thu May 28 23:49:08 PDT 2009


Thus wrote Renju Mathew (m.renju at

> I'm a newbie in openJDK. 
> I want to know whether there is any NetBSD 3.0 port of openJDK?

I built binaries for NetBSD 5.0 that are available via the openjdk-bin
package in pkgsrc, but not for earlier releases (although I probably
should build a NetBSD-4 version, since that's still an officially
supported release train).

I'd expect openjdk to just build on NetBSD-3, see
for a recipy. Once you scrub your environment(*) it's fairly
straightforward, it just takes a while to build.

The patch I needed for the openjdk version I put onto has
since been integrated, so that one isn't necessary any more; but as lots of
new code has been added, too, there's chance of entirely new fun to be had.


(*) variables like eg $BIN get used as conditional, and the script that
sets them as a "yes" indicator doesn't unset them as a "no" indicator, so
if you already had them set because you use them differently, you get
surprising results. If I had lots more time I'd want to hunt them all down.
spz at (S.P.Zeidler)

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