Re : java 1.7on AlphaServer
Well.. why not? I liked it running OpenBSD but OpenBSD is missing java for alphas :( . Will try to install the latest unstable Debian and java...
Anyway.. I tried to follow the instruction by Tom Hogland, but stuck with the liblzma install - then I try to execute "dpkg -i liblzma5_5.1.1alpha+20120614-2_alpha.deb" (i can`t find liblzma2, only liblzma5) got the following:
# dpkg -i liblzma5_5.1.1alpha+20120614-2_alpha.deb
Selecting previously deselected package liblzma5.
dpkg: regarding liblzma5_5.1.1alpha+20120614-2_alpha.deb containing liblzma5, pre-dependency problem:
liblzma5 pre-depends on multiarch-support
multiarch-support is not installed.
dpkg: error processing liblzma5_5.1.1alpha+20120614-2_alpha.deb (--install):
pre-dependency problem - not installing liblzma5
Errors were encountered while processing:
I can`t find the "multiarch-support" package at http://ftp.debian-ports.org , maybe it is located at other location?
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От кого: Oliver Falk < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Дата: 04 июня 2014, 18:53:56
Hi! Are you sure you want to run Java on an Alpha machine? Java makes heavy use of gettimeofday, which is a quite expensive systemcall on that hardware :-/ Best, Oliver From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 10:22 AM
Subject: java 1.7on AlphaServer Greetings!
I bout the AlphaServer DS25 about year ago (like big-and-heavy hardware :) ). I successfully installed Debian 5.0.10 (the latest Debian for alphas?) in order to run some java software, but installing openjdk7 seems to be a problem.
There is a rather new port (package) called "openjdk-7-jre" witch seems to support alpha systems ( https://packages.debian.org/sid/java/openjdk-7-jre ), but just executing "apt-get install openjdk-7-jre" won`t work - I got the "file [file] contains ununderstood data member data.tar.xz, giving up" error. I tried to update dpkg itself, but this also failed :( ...
Anyone have the openjdk7 running on alphas? If yes, than what version of Debian? Is there any docs, tutorial or recomendations?