Icedtea 2.4.0, build CACAO/OpenJDK -> 'ERROR: You seem to not have installed ALSA 0.9.1 or higher.'

Guillaume Alaux guillaume at
Sat Jun 15 00:23:25 PDT 2013

On 14 June 2013 21:15, Stefan Ring <stefan at> wrote:
> > However, I noticed some errors in the build output that might be related,
> > e.g., line 1091:
> > /bin/sh: /bin/egrep: No such file or directory
> >
> > On my system:
> > $ which egrep
> > /usr/bin/egrep
> /bin, /usr/bin unification seems to be all the rage these days. On my
> Fedora system, /bin is actually a symlink to /usr/bin. In your case, I
> would create a fresh bin directory somewhere (in your home), symlink
> everything from both /bin and /usr/bin there and use that as
> > I need to build new CACAO sources because I'm working on a related project
> > as part of an undergrad course and later my Bachelor thesis. I have built it
> > before with GNU Classpath and without IcedTea, but I wanted to try OpenJDK
> > as well. If there is a way to build CACAO for OpenJDK without building
> > OpenJDK itself and you could point it out to me, I might not give up on it
> > now.
> Build it with icedtea. Once you have a build, you'll not need to touch
> the icedtea/OpenJDK bits anymore.

As for binaries not beeing on the expected path, I would just like to
point out that to build it for Arch, we patch these as shown here [0]
[1]. You could have a look at the complete build process for Arch here
BTW [2].

Also, downloading the sources of the Arch package and modifying them
for your needs could be an easier start.



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