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Introduction to OpenJDK

OpenJDK is the Sun's GPL release of JDK. Due to legal concerns, not all of JDK has been released under GPL, therefore either Sun's Binary Plugs or Redhat's IcedTea must also be installed. Installation also requires a binary copy JDK 6.0, which can be found at (seeJDK for installation instructions).

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Create necessary symbolic links:

ln -s /bin/find /usr/bin/find
ln -s /bin/head /usr/bin/head
ln -s /bin/test /usr/bin/test

Set PATH variable to include JDK6.0 and Apache Ant binaries (adjust paths as needed):

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/jdk/jdk1.6.0_03/bin:/opt/ant/bin

Set additional variables (adjust paths as needed):

export ALT_BOOTDIR=/opt/jdk/jdk1.6.0_03
export ANT_HOME=/opt/ant
export FINDBUGS_HOME=/opt/findbugs
export ALT_JDK_IMPORT_PATH=/opt/jdk/jdk1.6.0_03
export ALT_HOTSPOT_IMPORT_PATH=/opt/jdk/jdk1.6.0_03/bin

Patch the source:

patch -Np1 -i ../openjdk-b23.patch

Build the package:

cd control/make

Install the package:

cd ../build



Installed Programs:
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories:

Short Descriptions

OpenJDK is a (mostly) GPLed version of Sun's JDK.