build failure on solaris-i586: no /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.6.0/bin/javac

Tim Bell Tim.Bell at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 25 04:54:32 UTC 2009

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems wrote:
> Tim Bell said the following on 08/25/09 13:51:
>> I am also running OpenSolaris 2009.06 on my home system.
>> /usr/jdk/instances/jdk1.6.0/bin looks more like a JRE than a JDK:
> So is this a deployment bug or an OpenSolaris bug or what? Surely a JRE 
> should not be getting installed in /usr/jdk, nor should it be called 
> jdk1.6.0.
> Who's responsible for this?

IMO - OpenSolaris packaging, although I couldn't locate a bug report for
it.  The initial install is minimal, presumably so that it will fit on a
bootable CD.

For more information, take a look here:

"Java Development"

> The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is already bundled with OpenSolaris OS. But for Java development, you need to download and install the Java Development Kit either form or from the official IPS repository. To enable Java development support, execute the following command:


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