Freenet 0.7 on FreeBSD 7.0

First off, running with Sun’s JDK won’t work. I’ve tried 1.6, 1.5 has also been reported. It doesn’t work, since the process can’t bind to the configured IPs.

You have to run it using Diablo JDK. At the time of writing Diablo JDK 1.6 was already available, yet I used diablo-jdk15 from ports.

If you get an error like

Updating time zones...You have the same version as the embedded one.

when installing, you can try disabling the Timezone Update tool:

sudo make -DWITHOUT_TZUPDATE install

That’s about it. You can run Freenet.

But there’s a catch: to run in the background, Freenet needs a wrapper. There is no wrapper for FreeBSD right now, of which you will be informed upon running freenet/run.sh start. Luckily, if you have Linux compatibility enabled, you can add a hard link (symbolic won’t work):

ln ./bin/wrapper-linux-x86-32 ./bin/wrapper

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