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You have to have GCJ http://gcc.gnu.org/java installed already yes, that is what IcedTea
relies on. But that is availably on most GNU/Linux distros since a couple of years.
Piecing together free java
Posted Nov 21, 2007 16:33 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Well, you need a 1.5-capable GCJ, which isn't as old as a couple of years :) but anyone can
get it out of the appropriate branch or (if daring) from GCC SVN HEAD (although using the GCC
in SVN HEAD without appropriate genuflections can, I understand, cause ifrits to emerge from
your machine for entirely innocent technical reasons).
Posted Nov 21, 2007 17:32 UTC (Wed) by arekm (subscriber, #4846)
Yeah, I just tried it and it failed with gcc 4.2.2 gcj (1.4.2). So bootstraping icedtea
requires unreleased gcj :-(
Posted Nov 21, 2007 16:56 UTC (Wed) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
If you have OpenOffice.org installed from your distribution's package management systems then
more then likely you have GCJ installed. Redhat put a lot of effort into both with the goal of
getting OO.org (and other popular java-based apps) out of the 'Java Trap' and such, if I
Posted Nov 21, 2007 19:47 UTC (Wed) by mjw (subscriber, #16740)
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