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From: Wiktor Wandachowicz <siryes@...>
Subject: Re: sun-jdk on AMD64
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 15:30:11 +0000 (UTC)
David Emmett <daisy@...> writes:

> !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "=dev-java/sun-jdk-1.4.2.10-r2" have been 
> masked. [snip]
> Now according to the Gentoo Handbook, this means that the sun-jdk has not been 
> tested (sufficiently) on the amd64 architecture.

Well, it potentially might make a bit of mess on your system, if you're not
careful. For Java 1.4.2 and 64-bit Blackdown JDK indeed is mostly a good
choice. Especially if you set it as a default system VM for now.

> Can I unmask this package, install it,

Yup. It works! See here:
http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-416912.html

Keep in mind, though, that the above procedure is not supported (officially)
and you get an 32-bit JDK this way. However, that is exactly what needs to be
done for using 32-bit sun-jdk-1.4.2 with 32-bit firefox-bin on amd64.
Disclaimer: WORKSFORME - YMMV.

> and then report any bugs I find using it on this architecture,

I don't think you should bother anyone (esp. yourself). Maybe you could
post your observations in the aforementioned forum topic instead?

> or is there any overwhelming reason
> why this won't work?

Once again, don't set it as a default JVM and remerge some 64-bit JDK
afterwards. Be careful and it should mostly work. There is in the end
a 32-bit (x86) support on the amd64 architecture, isn't it?

> Thanks for your advice,
> 
> David Emmett

You're welcome,
Wiktor Wandachowicz

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