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Re: Java Virtual Machine
Porpoise Power wrote:
Which Java VM is the best for freebsd 5.4, running gnome2, and
Both the native jdk14 and jdk15 provide good Java VMs. jdk15 is
newer and might be unstable (hasn't been for me). jdk14 is more
tested and is the "default" java for FreeBSD on i386.
can you have both versions installed ?
and how do you choose which one of them to use (for instance in
Yes, you can have both installed at the same time.
/usr/ports/java/javavmwrapper makes switching JVMs easy using
environment variables, however it doesn't seem to support switching
browser plugins. For that you'd probably have to switch the symlink
in /usr/X11R6/lib/browser_plugins and restart the browser.
i've just tried it and realised it had already been installed as a jdk*
however, according to the man page, running the following should select
the most native and up-to-date version of java:
$ java -version
java version "1.4.2-p8"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.2-p8-root_21_jan_2006_21_32, mixed
however, i've got newer version installed too:
$ cat /usr/local/etc/javavms
/usr/local/jdk1.5.0/bin/java # FREEBSD-JDK1.5.0
/usr/local/jdk1.4.2/bin/java # FREEBSD-JDK1.4.2
/usr/local/linux-sun-jdk1.4.2/bin/java # Linux-Sun-JDK184.108.40.206
how come 1.5.0 wasn't selected in the example above please ??