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From David Kerber <dcker...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: tomcat w/o commercial crap
Date Tue, 05 Dec 2006 16:58:40 GMT
Enrico Weigelt wrote:

>* Christopher Schultz <chris@christopherschultz.net> wrote:
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>>IIRC, when Gentoo upgraded to JDK 1.5.0, they removed the requirement
>>that you download Sun's JDK from their website and drop it in your
>>portage package directory. Now, portage can download and install it
>>automatically.
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>true for the jdk, but not lots of other sun-* packages required 
>by the tomcat port (or axis), ie. sun-jimi, sun-javamail, ...
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Nope.  I have had tomcat running for a couple of years with nothing but 
freely-available packages.  Of there might be some different 
functionality you want to use that requires commercial packages, but I 
haven't run into one yet.

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>>There are also a handful of non-Sun JDKs available through portage. Try
>>these packages instead:
>>
>>dev-java/blackdown-jdk
>>dev-java/diablo-jdk
>>dev-java/ibm-jdk-bin
>>dev-java/jrockit-jdk-bin
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>Anyone of them is opensource / free software ?
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>cu
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