Updated Icedtea7 Problem MacOSX PPC
gbenson at redhat.com
Fri Jan 30 07:00:57 PST 2009
Eric Richardson wrote:
> I wanted to follow Andrew's suggestion to work through the patches
> and use Icedtea7 as it looks like it pulls both the BSD forest
> (/usr/local/bin/hg fclone
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/bsd-port/bsd-port openjdk;) and zero (but
> I haven't seen where zero comes from yet in the build). If I ignore
> the patches I can get much further but I was just starting from
> scratch again with the newest updates.
Zero is in the IcedTea repository, partly in the ports directory, and
partly in the form of patches in the patches directory.
> I guess Icedtea works from scratch on other platforms without
It does, however, as you saw, the only operating systems in IcedTea's
acinclude.m4 are Linux and Solaris, so it doesn't look like anybody
tried building on those yet. I saw you patched it to include "darwin",
but should it not have been patched to say "bsd"?
> I'm still unclear what patches I would need and also why the patches
> are not adjusted so they don't fail.
The patches are made against the vanilla OpenJDK tree. I expect the
problem is that some of the files being patched are different in the
BSD OpenJDK tree, so the patches are failing. You could fix the
patches, but I'm not sure what the best solution would be to make this
> I would think it would be good thing to get Icedtea to actual
> complete on my platform and fix things that make that happen but I
> am very new to this whole process so I'm trying to find a path and
> make small contributions if I can. If this is not a good approach I
> could try other things like Michael is doing.
Given how much further along Michael is it might be worth trying his
approach. He may be able to supply you with updated patches, for
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