I am urged to ask for an ebuild in order to install sun's j2sdk 1.5 beta 1. This is because our University has made it mandatory/compulsory to use this sdk instead of the 1.4 one. I'm sure you are aware of all those new features and changes version 1.5 brings... well, we are supposed to use them, such as the genericity.
I hope we can get that ebuild soon. Thanks in advance.
Steps to Reproduce:
It is currently package masked due to it being a beta still. You can remove the mask from /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask or use /etc/portage (man portage).
It's odd that a uni would make it mandatory to use a beta product :P
Thanks for the ebuild... going to emerge it :)
And yes, it's pretty uncomfortable to be pushed to use a beta, but they justify their decision with the fact that the new 1.5 has many improvements and they want us to get used to it asap.
About the tree: I see sun-jdk now as 1.5 beta 1, but I still do see j2sdk as 1.4
Is that correct?
You have to unmask the build from portage. you can do that with /usr/portage/profiles/package.mask, man portage or read docs ;)
I see this bug as resolved now ;)
dev-java/sun-jdk works fine indeed