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Oracle states the following regarding Java 7:

This version of the JDK is supported on the Oracle Solaris 10 Update 9 or later OS, Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS, and Oracle Solaris 11 OS

Unfortunately, I have Solaris 9 servers that can't be upgraded. Anyone knows of a workaround allowing to do this?

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Have you tried building OpenJDK from source (see…) or, if you don't specifically need Oracle Java, using/building IcedTea? – jaume Feb 14 '13 at 11:38
Thanks a lot, jaume. I didn't try to build from source, I will give it a chance. But don't you think it is risky if Oracle don't support it? and yes, I need Oracle Java... – Eran Ben-Natan Feb 18 '13 at 11:09
Solaris 9 transitioned to extended support in Nov 2011, that's a long time ago and probably the reason why Oracle decided to drop support for it. As of your question: no, I don't think it is risky to use OpenJDK on Solaris 9. But it may be challenging to successfully compile it. Good luck! – jaume Feb 18 '13 at 11:28

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