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From: Jon Severinsson <jon@...>
Subject: Re: sun-jdk on AMD64
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 16:38:50 +0100
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Well, it's a x86 only binary release, so you'll have to use a multilib
profile, and might have to install some emul-libraries. And the mozilla
plugin will be 32bit, but will be put among 64bit-stuff, so that won't
work, but you should be able to get the rest working. Forget it ever
entering ~amd64 in portage though...

However, for everyday issues I'd recommend blackdown-jdk instead, which
shares ~90% sources with sun-jdk, but is available as a real amd64 package.

Regards
Jon Severinsson

David Emmett skrev:
> Hello all,
> 
> I have a shiny new AMD64 box, and wanted to emerge sun-jdk-1.4.2.10-r2, but 
> received the following message:
> 
> Calculating dependencies
> !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.10-r2" have been 
> masked.
> !!! One of the following masked packages is required to complete your request:
> - dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.10-r2 (masked by: missing keyword)
> 
> Now according to the Gentoo Handbook, this means that the sun-jdk has not been 
> tested (sufficiently) on the amd64 architecture.
> 
> Can I unmask this package, install it, and then report any bugs I find using 
> it on this architecture, or is there any overwhelming reason why this won't 
> work?
> 
> Thanks for your advice,
> 
> David Emmett
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