Maybe you should update your ports to the latest version.
You can do this with cvsup or porteasy I think.
I'm currently building java and it run just fine. It only takes a while.
;-)

Greetings.

Ronald.

On Mon, 24 May 2004 17:47:26 -0500, R. Tyler Ballance
wrote:

> Howdy there, i"m happy to say, I finally gave up on Fedora, and came
> back to
> FreeBSD
>
> Anyways, I'm a java-student in college and all that fun stuff, and I'm
> having
> trouble building the JDK14 port (/usr/ports/java/jdk14)
>
> The ports say they require revision 02 which is completely abscent from
> java.sun.com, so I just stuck the 04 in the distfiles directory, and
> changed
> the MD5 sum in the distinfo (/usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk14) file and
> the
> Makefile variable JDK_REVISION
>
> Anyways, i keep getting errors in that same port's (/usr/ports/java/
> linux-sun-jdk14) work directory, it's giving me this
>
> /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk14/work/install.sfx: 1: Syntax error: ")"
> unexpected
> *** Error code 2
>
> Stop in /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk14.
> *** Error code 1
>
>
> If anybody either a) has the 02 revision
> or
> b) knows a workaround or a fix for this I'd be much obliged
>
> (also: I tried IBM's JDK and whatnot, i'm under 5.2.1 btw, and it built
> fine,
> but it suffers from memory stack errors etc, I have the linuxprocfs
> mounted
> and whatnot, but it just won't work :-/)
>
> A way to get ANY JDK working would be nice
>
> -Tyler
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