Wildfire on FreeBSD

Wildfire should now work great on FreeBSD! The official version of Java 5 for the OS is now available at:


If anyone gets a chance to try this, please let us know.




FreeBSD FQDN 6.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE #0: Thu Nov 3 09:36:13 UTC 2005 root@x64.samsco.home:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386

ssssexy. what a difference from having to compile from source… 1.7G work area was required to complete… not anymore! not to mention the time it took to compile.

Note: had to delete .install4j in my ~ first. Pay attention to instructions during installation/execution

installation notes:

pkg_add -r xorg-libraries

pkg_add -r javavmwrapper

pkg_add diablo-jre-freebsd6-


pkg_info afterwards -

  1. pkg_info

diablo-jre- Java Runtime Environment 1.5.0_06.00

expat-1.95.8_3 XML 1.0 parser written in C

fontconfig-2.2.3,1 An XML-based font configuration API for X Windows

freetype2-2.1.10_1 A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine

javavmwrapper-2.0_5 Wrapper script for various Java Virtual Machines

pkgconfig-0.17.2 A utility to retrieve information about installed libraries

xorg-libraries-6.8.2 X11 libraries and headers from X.Org

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