Binary package for icedtea6

Quite a few people have reported problems building icedtea6 or needed dependencies on our IRC channel and as the build is quite resource intensive, Caster has now made binary builds for icedtea6. The package is available via layman using:

layman -a java-overlay
emerge icedtea6-bin

The binary package should also make it easier to bootstrap the from source build. The binaries are built in stable chroots so they should run for our stable users too. Please report any problems to with [java-overlay] in the subject. For amd64 users this should be the easiest way to get a 64 bit browser plugin.

2 thoughts on “Binary package for icedtea6”

  1. Seems that proper command is:
    layman -a java-overlay

    instead of simply “java”

    Thanks 🙂

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