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    Java installation how to...

    hello, i've just installed PCBSDinto 1 of my partition. I am completely new to PCBSD, it seems that even commands are different from linux distros.
    Anyway, I need java installed. Which one is the best way to go: installation from PCBSD web site, if this is the case what is file's name, or java web site?
    Thank You.

    PS. is it possible to use source file from other BSD flavour?

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    java on bsd is an involved process.. for an idea of how to do it, check the freebsd handbook at
    Their code will be beautiful, even if their desks are buried in 3 feet of crap. - esr

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    yeah, it is a pretty involved process. It took hours on my PC. YOu'll have to register for an account on suns website, download it, compile and install it.

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    as root:

    cd /usr/ports/java/jdk15 && make install

    follow the instructions the output gives you.

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    Go to this site for JavaWizard for PC-BSD:

    Looking for a distro? Look here.
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