JRE1.1.5 for FreeBSD-2.2.x

This is a pre-release version. It may work for you, it may not.

The JRE1.1.5 FreeBSD binary (4,838,520 bytes) was built with Motif 1.2.1 and Motif 2.1 on a FreeBSD 2.2.2 system. Also available via FTP.

Due to licensing restrictions I cannot include a Motif runtime library with the binary. Instead I include a patched lesstif-0.82 library. A Motif statically linked version is not currently available.

The gzipped tar file is 4,838,520 bytes, has an MD5 checksum of fc554f5bb2cd6fe0d2df4a30e01befb3, and unpacks to a directory of roughly 6.5Meg.

Known bugs

The JRE1.1.5 will run erratically with the supplied lesstif-0.82 (in particular HotJava1.1) and won't run at all with an unpatched version of lesstif.

You will receive messages like

	Warning: gethostbyname(xxx.xxx.xxx) not reentrant
on stderr. This will be fixed in a future release.


Download the binary. Check that it's the right size and that the MD5 checksum is correct. Select an installation location (/usr/local perhaps?) that has about 6.5Meg free. The binary will install in the subdirectory jre1.1.5. eg:
	cat jre1.1.5-FreeBSD.tar.gz | (cd /usr/local; tar xvfzp -)


If you aren't using a Solaris 2.x machine as your font server, you should verify the contents of the .../jre1.1.5/lib/font.properties file. A sample perl program that will do this automatically is provided in jre1.1.5/bin/xxx

You already have a Motif shareable library?

If you have a Motif shareable library (.../libXm.so.1.2, say) you can use that instead of the lesstif-0.82 library by making the following changes:
	cd .../jre1.1.5/lib/i386/green_threads
	ln -s .../libXm.so.1.2 libXm.so.0.120

Other packages needed

If you use java.awt you'll need the XFree86 package installed.


Sorry I can't guarantee any support, but you could try sending me problem reports via email.

To increase your chances of a response


Add the path to .../jre1.1.5/bin to your PATH variable:
	export PATH=/usr/local/jre1.1.5/bin:$PATH
	set path=(/usr/local/jre1.1.5/bin $path)

Last update 1998/01/12