Building OpenJDK 8 on macOS 10.12 - Path provided in --with-xcode-path not being used to locate Xcode?

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Fri Jan 13 08:28:31 UTC 2017


I'm not a mac user myself so probably can't help you much, but just to 
make sure. Which forest have you cloned? You should clone either 
jdk8u/jdk8u or jdk8u/jdk8u-dev (depending on if you intend to do 
development work or not). If you cloned jdk8/jdk8 it's unlikely that you 
get it to build on any modern configuration.


On 2017-01-13 04:59, Trejkaz wrote:
> Hi.
> I'm trying to build OpenJDK 8 on macOS 10.12, and having some trouble
> getting it to accept the path to Xcode.
>      $ ./configure "--with-xcode-path=$HOME/DevEnv/Applications/Xcode4/"
>      checking Determining if we need to set DEVELOPER_DIR... yes
> (/Users/tester/DevEnv/Applications/Xcode4/
>      checking for xcodebuild...
> /Applications/
>      configure: error: Xcode 4 is required to build JDK 8, the version
> found was 8.2.1. Use --with-xcode-path to specify the location of
> Xcode 4 or make Xcode 4 active by using xcode-select.
>      configure exiting with result code 1
>  From the DEVELOPER_DIR line, it seems like the option has been
> accepted, but then it immediately ignores the setting for xcodebuild
> and fails with the version being wrong...
> TX

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