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Old 02-16-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy java jdk1.4.2 & free: installation performed but javac doesn't run


I'm trying to install the linux-jdk1.4.2 on free 4.9 through the ports collection.

So I downloaded jdk-1.4.2_03-linux.i586.bin,, bsd-jdk-14-patches-6.tar.gz and the updated ports.tar.gz.

I unzipped ports.tar.gz in /usr create a /usr/ports/distfiles with the three jdk files unzipped inside. Went in /usr/ports/java/linux-sun14 et ran
make install.

The installation is performed in less than 1 minutes.

when i run ./usr/.../javac i get the message :

HotSpot Virtual Machine Error, Internal Error

Heap at VM Abort:Heap

I tried a make clean, make install but with no distfiles...I got exactly the same installation verbose screen and ./javac error.

So, i think I'm wrong with the ports collection, but have no idea why.

Any suggestions will be very appreciated, thanks.
Old 02-18-2004, 03:19 AM   #2
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I hear you buddy, I have the exact same problem. Everything is in its place, but I get that same VM error message.
Old 02-18-2004, 03:27 AM   #3
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I found the answer on a russian forum, someone kindly translates it.

So in the Makefile there's a line :

${CPIO} -pmdu ...

where CPIO has no definition.

So you have to add

CPIO = /usr/bin/cpio

and it'll work fine.
Old 02-18-2004, 03:42 AM   #4
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i missunderstood your problem.

So I had this at my first installation, when i removed the current /usr/ports
and decompressed the latest ports.tar.gz in /usr/.

I had success when I reinstalled the cd's ports.tgz and updated the /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk14/* as follows:

download the updated Makefile & others for _03 and repalced them.

You'll find them at

Then you will want to make the add in the Makefile

Hope it will work for you too.



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