My windows build story
Anthony.Petrov at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 6 02:56:47 PDT 2007
On 08/06/2007 01:47 PM Igor Nekrestyanov wrote:
> Important note:
> I know that cygwin builds on at least two Vista systems were failing in
> random places because of some
> cygwin bugs (shell fails reporting failure to allocate memory or
> something else). Failures are random and build will process on restart
> of make after failure.
> I do not know if it is possible to get working build subsequently
> restarting make.
> I also do not know if these problems were addressed in cygwin or perhaps
> specific to these particular Vista systems.
> But I suggest to start with WinXP build first.
Actually this kind of problems were born out of using the cmd.exe
command line as the build environment. JDK requires to use an Unix-like
shell in order to build correctly (e.g. bash). This was addressed, and a
sanity check was added in order to check the environment. Please see
http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6577700 for more
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