Sunday, 24 May 2009

Clojure on FreeBSD 7

Getting a native Java on FreeBSD 7 is not straightforward. It involves going through the instructions at and manually fetching packages that have generally since been superseded by point-versions (which you can't use or the ports system won't install them). Once they're all in /usr/ports/distfiles, a make install in /usr/ports/java/jdk16 will, several hours of hard compilation later, enable you to checkout a fresh copy of Clojure.

Finally, success:

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