Power PC Build
mvfranz at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 08:52:26 PST 2008
I have looked at compiling IcedTea for OS X prior to the BSD port being
public. I was not successful. I use Macports and had some of the necessary
dependencies added to it (eclipse-ecj). I also only have Intel macs so I
can use the OpenJDK BSD port to bootstrap.
I don't have my notes handy, but I was using Java 6 (at the time Apple's
Java 6 was not complete) and had some issues with compling some classes. I
tried to get Red Hat's modified gcc/gcj but it would not compile. GCC 4.3
was not released yet, but I think it is now. Gcc 4.3 should work as an
alternative - no guarentees. Will Java 5 work? I don't know.
I was recently looking at using the zero port in Icedtea, but never
completed the build process either.
I can post my configure script when I have access if you are still
On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 2:12 AM, Eric Richardson <ekrichardson at gmail.com>wrote:
> I was looking into OpenJDK and saw the bsd-port and zero assembly project
> and thought It might be possible build jdk6 on PowerPC. After looking at
> the bsd-port list I started working on setting up my environment. I have a
> G5 based Mac. Here is what I have done so far.
> Installed MacOSX 10.5
> Installed XCode 3.1.2
> Installed Fink 0.9.0
> Installed Mercurial
> Checked out icetea6 (hg clone http://...)
> gawk not found
> apt-get install gawk
> checking for a GCJ JDK home directory...
> configure: error: "A GCJ JDK home directory could not be found."
> ./configure --with-gcj-home=/Library/Java/Home --enable-zero=yes
> checking for eclipse-ecj.jar... no
> configure: error: "A ECJ jar was not found."
> Next error waiting if I fix the above.
> checking xalan2 jar... no
> configure: error: "A xalan2 jar was not found."
> Before I go further, I thought I'd ask if this is going to work at all
> using the JDK 5 that comes with MacOSX?
> Any suggestions on how to proceed?
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