The installer will hang with a problem extracting the tar.vm.Z file.
cd /tmp/$TEMP_JVA_DIR/Linux/resource && tar xvf vm.tar.Z
The next break is at $PATH/resource/jre/lib/ddr/j9ddr.jar .
The sdk-installer does not work.
It is suggested by the installer to do a download in binary mode.
Machine: PowerMac G4 Quicksilver CPU:PowerPC 7455/7450 OS:FreeBSD-9.0-PowerPC
The extraction uses gzip which does not work for FreeBSD; if anyone can send information upstream then
would be a better method for both FreeBSD and Linux systems.
tar xvf vm.tar.Z
For those interested in installing FreeBSD to your POWER/PowerPC(64) system:
(I have the code part right, now for the url part.)
The first link is to the mailing list subscription page with references to archives.
The second link is a tutorial to installing FreeBSD on PowerPC 32bit systems.
FreeBSD can be installed to PS3. I'm not sure as to IBM's policy, so use the following search terms in Google/Yahoo/Bing: "OtherOS++" "FreeBSD".
The installation method should work for both 32 and 64 bit POWER(PC) systems.
I'll post more information when possible.