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Date:      Tue, 23 Apr 2002 01:19:15 -0400 (CLT)
From:      roberto@spock.cl
To:        freebsd-alpha@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Java 2 !
Message-ID:  <-1230243490.1019539154157.JavaMail.root@localhost>

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After a lengthy fight, i have the pleasure to tell the list that

a) The Compaq JDK 1.3.1 for Linux/Alpha works on FreeBSD under /compat/linux

b) If this e-mail reaches the list, it works sufficiently well to run
Tomcat 4.0.4b2 as i am sending it from the Tomcat sample sendmail.jsp

The install is rather rough but goes as follows

A) Install linux_compat-7
B) Install lesstiff-0.9.3 (Could not get the ICS Openmotif lib to work on real Linux either!?) (compaq java expects libXm.so.2 but lesstiff is sufficiently compatible for most tasks, so a symlink to libXm.so.1.0.2 will suffice)
C) Install compaq libots and compaq cpml
D) build the libots.so and libcpml.so libraries by hand with linux_devel OR build them on a real linux-alpha machine (perhaps we could host pre-built ones somewhere)
E) Install the J2SDK rpm
F) Edit /compat/linux/usr/java/jdk1.3.1/bin/java to use /compat/linux/bin/sh and
/compat/linux/usr/bin/expr
G) Enjoy

Will post further details as they appear

Regards
Roberto

BTW, The experiment is being done on an AS 2100 A that is unable to run linux! running 4.5-RELEASE

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