Kelly.Ohair at Sun.COM
Thu Sep 17 15:37:58 PDT 2009
You need a JDK to build the JDK.
If you have a JDK (jdk6 vintage) on your system already, yes
you can use that, just point ALT_BOOTDIR at it and skip step 1.
Peng Yu wrote:
> README of openjdk-7-ea-src-b71-03_sep_2009 says the following. I am
> wondering why I need step 1. Can I start with step 2 directly?
> Simple Build Instructions:
> 1. Download and install a JDK 6 from
> Set the environment variable ALT_BOOTDIR to the location of this JDK 6.
> 2. Download and install the Binary Plugs for the most recent JDK7 from
> Set the environment variable ALT_BINARY_PLUGS_PATH to the location of
> these binary plugs.
> 3. Check the sanity of doing a build with the current machine:
> gnumake sanity
> See README-builds.html if you run into problems.
> 4. Do a complete build of the jdk:
> gnumake all
> The resulting JDK image should be found in build/*/j2sdk-image
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