Building IcedTea7 Using BSD option On OS X

Andrew Haley aph at
Sat Jan 3 14:04:16 PST 2009

Michael Franz wrote:

> 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.

> 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
> jdk).

You might be OK with zero on x86 BSD, but almost certainly not with shark.
I presume the problem with ppc on BSD is that gcj doesn't work there either.


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