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  1. Is there a JDK™ 1.3 for FreeBSD?
  2. Can I use the Linux-Port from the Blackdown people?

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1. Is there a JDK™ 1.3 for FreeBSD?

Yes. You can build a native FreeBSD JDK from source, or download pre-compiled binaries. See the FreeBSD Java front page for more information.

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2. Can I use the Linux-Port from the Blackdown people?

Some people reported success in doing so. Try the following: Get the archive, extract it somewhere. Then apply the following diff:
   --- bin/.java_wrapper.dist      Thu Jun  3 01:14:34 1999
      +++ bin/.java_wrapper   Thu Oct 14 19:17:11 1999
      @@ -31,8 +31,8 @@
      # Resolve symlinks. See 4152645.
      while [ -h "$PRG" ]; do
      ls=`/bin/ls -ld "$PRG"`
      -    link=`/usr/bin/expr "$ls" : '.*-> \(.*\)$'`
      -    if /usr/bin/expr "$link" : '/' > /dev/null; then
      +    link=`/compat/linux/usr/bin/expr "$ls" : '.*-> \(.*\)$'`
      +    if /compat/linux/usr/bin/expr "$link" : '/' > /dev/null; then
      PRG="$link"
      else
      PRG="`/usr/bin/dirname $PRG`/$link"
      @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@
      # Select vm type (if classic vm, also select thread type).
      unset vmtype
      unset ttype
      -DEFAULT_THREADS_FLAG=native
      +DEFAULT_THREADS_FLAG=green
      if [ "x$1" = "x-hotspot" ]; then
      vmtype=hotspot
      ttype=native_threads
      --- jre/bin/.java_wrapper.dist  Thu Jun  3 01:14:34 1999
      +++ jre/bin/.java_wrapper       Thu Oct 14 19:32:06 1999
      @@ -31,8 +31,8 @@
      # Resolve symlinks. See 4152645.
      while [ -h "$PRG" ]; do
      ls=`/bin/ls -ld "$PRG"`
      -    link=`/usr/bin/expr "$ls" : '.*-> \(.*\)$'`
      -    if /usr/bin/expr "$link" : '/' > /dev/null; then
      +    link=`/compat/linux/usr/bin/expr "$ls" : '.*-> \(.*\)$'`
      +    if /compat/linux/usr/bin/expr "$link" : '/' > /dev/null; then
      PRG="$link"
      else
      PRG="`/usr/bin/dirname $PRG`/$link"
      @@ -63,7 +63,7 @@
      # Select vm type (if classic vm, also select thread type).
      unset vmtype
      unset ttype
      -DEFAULT_THREADS_FLAG=native
      +DEFAULT_THREADS_FLAG=green
      if [ "x$1" = "x-hotspot" ]; then
      vmtype=hotspot
      ttype=native_threads

Thanks to Makoto MATSUSHITA (matusita@ics.es.osaka-u.ac.jp)

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