OpenJDK compilation

Sorgius, Aaron aaron.sorgius at
Tue Jul 22 06:40:52 PDT 2008

Oops... sorry Xerxes, I left you off my replies.  Just trying to get Java on ARM 

> Aaron Sorgius wrote:

>> I've been trying to google for some how-to's on getting OpenJDK 
>> compiled on ARM (cortex-A8 specifically).  I came across your website 
>> and it looks like you are doing some things that might be able to 
>> point me in a helpful direction.  I was hoping to cross compile using 
>> an Ubuntu machine.  I have it compiling natively on Ubuntu, but don't 
>> know the best way to build for ARM.  Any suggestions?

OpenJDK doesn't support cross-compilation.  It should.

Sorgius, Aaron wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> Guess I won't go that route then :)
> Have you built it natively on ARM?  

> Can it be done without the binaries for the encumbered components (and 
> just not use that functionality), or do some exist for ARM now?

It does build ATM, and you don't need the encumbered components if you build from the IcedTea sources.  However, it's segfaulting at startup.


Sorgius, Aaron wrote:
> Hmm... that's not good.  So there is currently no working build for ARM at the moment?  Any place I can check for status updates on the progress so I don't have to bother you with emails?  :)

Talk to Xerxes.  He's doing the work.

It's a good idea to Cc: the distro-pkg-dev at


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