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14.2 > Development > openjdk8 (8u212)

OpenJDK 8 is an open source implementation of version 8 of the
Java Development Kit, Standard Edition. It includes tools for developing,
testing, and running programs written in Java.

Before installing this package please consider any other jdk's/jre's that you
have already installed as they may cause conflicts with the PATH, JAVA_HOME
and MANPATH variables (this includes the 'openjdk7' dependency package -- you
may wish to remove it after you're done.)

If you already have 'openjdk8' on your system (and are compiling a newer
version, for example) you don't need the 'openjdk7' dependency.

After installing the package you will need to logout/reboot your machine
as it will add new files to the /etc/profile.d folder.

This script may take a couple of hours to complete and will require
about 11 GB of disk space for its temporary directory. It defaults to
"/tmp/SBo" and you may redefine it like this:

TMP=/your/temporary/dir ./openjdk8.SlackBuild

The 'cacerts' binary is a TrustStore containing CA certificates which
are used by Java applications. It is taken from the CentOS package

If you get an error like

Internal compiler error: java.lang.NullPointerException at

simply run the build again. This happens early so it shouldn't be that of a
problem. At least 1 out of 5 runs so far have always succeded.

This requires: openjdk7

Maintained by: Strahil Yordanov
Keywords: java,jdk,openjdk,openjdk8
ChangeLog: openjdk8


Source Downloads:
icedtea-3.12.0.tar.xz (fb6a2d1dfa5e6fa838bdfd9f7cf3d3d8)
openjdk.tar.xz (1c9ab5b4de75e03b07d559e04f38c0fd)
corba.tar.xz (80284b77c2953773f3d528498f97661d)
jaxp.tar.xz (8936437215e302407ae47e26fd3715ba)
jaxws.tar.xz (ebbaf9049b3ce10266669f222c67a49c)
jdk.tar.xz (dd7b36c08d0b491fd07c1d1978cbf378)
langtools.tar.xz (d243725860f8b78f750a30b287d2e435)
nashorn.tar.xz (c97334e32461167d6af8d5c8df0e0ec8)
hotspot.tar.xz (7450282666c317c0790838f2aa0b4c20)

Download SlackBuild:
openjdk8.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Individual Files:

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