RFR 7142950: jdk7u cannot bootstrap Mac OS build [macosx]

Daniel D. Daugherty daniel.daugherty at oracle.com
Mon Feb 6 15:06:11 PST 2012

> There are a few problems with the Mac build at the moment.
> 1. If SKIP_BOOT_CYCLE=false then the build fails, due to two problems:-
>     1) top level Makefile doesn't know about Mac OS image directory 
> structure
>     2) it also fails due to problem 2. below
> 2. General bootstrapping problem. The build currently cannot use 
> itself as
>     the bootstrap JDK due to an assumption in the framework classes that
>     "os.arch" is x86_64, whereas we currently set it to amd64. The 
> change is to
>     fix that code to expect amd64. There is a related question then 
> about what the
>     correct value for os.arch should be. I'd like to raise this in a 
> separate discussion
>     and hopefully fix these build problems independently of that.

Please don't change to expect "amd64". That's the wrong
direction (IMHO)...


> 3. jvm.cfg is currently being taken from the solaris src tree even though
>     a macos version of the file is there. Fix that problem too. The macos
>     source jvm.cfg is changed to be the same as the solaris/amd64 version
>     (ie. the one that was being used, and which makes -client UNKNOWN)
> The following webrevs address these issues.
> Top level repo
> ------------------
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~michaelm/7142950/top/webrev.1/
> JDK repo
> ------------
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~michaelm/7142950/jdk/webrev.1/

More information about the macosx-port-dev mailing list