--- On Mon, 11/3/08, Spiros Papadopoulos <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Spiros Papadopoulos <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Java and FreeBSD > To: "freebsd mailing list" <email@example.com> > Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 1:26 PM > Hi, > > It is now more than eight months that i am not able to use > FreeBSD. FreeBSD > > version 6.1 was the last. > > Back then trying to work with Eclipse and java on FreeBSD > was quite tricky. > > Can anyone please tell me what the current status is? For > example can i use > > ports to install everything and start working with Eclipse > straight away...? > Or > > is Linux a better option? > > What versions of FreeBSD and Eclipse would you recommend? > Please feel free > > to provide with as much information as you want.
My advice is to install the following ports in the following order: java/jdk16 java/eclipse-devel eclipse-devel worked much better for me than did java/eclipse. I also had trouble without getting jdk16 installed first. It's been a while now, so I'm not exactly sure what all, but I think if you install those ports in that order, Eclipse will work for you. You may also want to make a symlink from /usr/local/eclipse to /usr/local/eclipse-devel - this allows the Eclipse plugin ports to install properly. Without it, they will not. I've got several (Perl, Ruby, and a couple of others) installed from ports against eclipse-devel and they work fine once that symlink is in place. - mdh _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"