[plug] Looking for a JDK for Linux (will the freeBSD version work?)

David Buddrige dbuddrige at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 29 14:34:24 WST 1998

Hi all,

I am wanting to do some Java programming, however I have been unable so 
far to find a linux specific JDK (Java Development Kit).... the closest 
I can find is one written for FreeBSD at:


However, I am unsure if FreeBSD software / binaries will work under 
linux... my guess is that they "should" do - since they both work on an 
Intel architecture... could someone clarrify this for me?

As a general question:  Will freeBSD software work under linux without 

The only other JDK I could find was for Windoze 95/NT, which for obvious 
reasons (like stability, cost, efficiency) I would rather not use if I 
can avoid it... 8-)

If anyone knows of and can tell me about a linux specific port of the 
JDK (especially if there's one in RPM format), I'd also be greatly 

Thanks guys...

PS: my normal email address is dbuddrige at ozemail.com.au - I am not 
currently at my regular computer.... only have web access.... 8-)

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