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David Emmett <daisy@...> writes:
> !!! All ebuilds that could satisfy "=dev-java/sun-jdk-184.108.40.206-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:
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
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