Building IcedTea7 Using BSD option On OS X

Michael Franz mvfranz at
Sat Jan 3 13:23:40 PST 2009


On Sat, Jan 3, 2009 at 4:05 PM, Andrew Haley <aph at> wrote:

> Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Michael Franz wrote:
> >> I have created the following patches that integrate shark build into the
> >> bsd-port repo.  I have not been able to get it to compile, but wanted
> these
> >> out there in case they are wrong and causing my problem.
> >>
> >> I am currently stuck on this error:
> >
> > Shark on x86 isn't really ready yet.  I've been debugging it and it's
> > starting to look OK, but it's not stable.
> Actually, I've been working on x86_64.  AFAIAA *nobody* has worked on
> x86.  To be honest, I don't really know why you'd want to: the x86
> Hotspot JIT is very good.
> Andrew.
I am not necessarily interested in the using zero/shark on intel (32 or
64).  I am interested int getting zero/shark integrated into the bsd port
for other architectures to use.  Since the bsd-port can only be built on
intel (32/64) I figured it would be easier to integrate with a working build
than trying to do it on ppc which cannot build icedtea (no valid bootstrap

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