OSX Leopard PPC OpenJDK build tryouts

John Yeary johnyeary at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 07:37:21 PST 2012

Hello Maxim,

Yes, I have a successful build for OpenJDK 7 on Mac PPC. There are a couple
of ways of doing it. I have not updated the wiki page since Oracle changed
the login information. I need to that fixed. So much work... so little time.

Anyway, I am building it using a Shark based build which does everything in
interpreted mode. It is slower, but works successfully. You can use a build
from from Kurt's repository to bootstrap the build. His last build is from
13 September 2011, or you can download my build from 18 January 2012.



I have included my build.sh file. You will need to modify it based on which
VM you use to bootstrap with. The Landon Fuller OpenJDK 6 used to work to
boot strap, but it failed for me the last time because so much has changed
between versions. The build process is slow, but it works. I have GlassFish
3.1.1 running on it successfully.



John Yeary

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On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 8:31 AM, Maxim <max_pole at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I hope this is the right e-mail list for my questions.
> I'm trying to build OpenJDK using icedtea 1.11 on my PPC machine (G5 +
> MacOSX Leopard)...
> Trying to configure the build I've been asked to specify a JDK home
> directory. What should I pass on?
> What is it needed for?
> I'll try to build the OpenJDK using Zero and Shark, the platform should
> be "bsd", right?
> If yes, is there a hope to build OpenJDK6 on MacOSX/PPC?
> I remember I read somewhere that it isn't possible because icedtea6
> doesn't support BSD but I could be wrong...
> Has everyone here successfully built the OpenJDK on OSX/PPC?
> Thank you in advance!
> Best regards
> Maxim Poliakovski

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