Building on Mac OS X 10.5.6

Ronald Garcia garcia at
Thu Jan 29 11:27:58 PST 2009

Hi all,

I just recently installed Mercurial, fcloned the BSD port of OpenJDK,  
and built it, but I ended up doing a few unexpected things to get  
compilation to complete.  I suspect I may be messing up some aspect of  
the build process given prior reports of successful builds on the  
mailing list.

Some info on my setup:
- a recent (circa october 2008) Mac Powerbook running OS X 10.5.6,  
with Xcode Developer Tools 3.1.2

First, I modified my make command from that given at the URL:

My build line is as follows:

make \
ALT_BOOTDIR=/usr/local/soylatte16-i386-1.0.3 \
ALT_BINARY_PLUGS_PATH=/usr/local/lib/jdk-7-icedtea-plugs \
ALT_CUPS_HEADERS_PATH=/usr/include \
ANT_HOME=/usr/share/ant \
NO_DOCS=true \
DEVTOOLS_PATH=/usr/bin \

The particular changes I made:
  - added "LANG=C" so as not to clash with Mercurial's documentation  
suggesting to set LANG=utf8...
  - added "DEVTOOLS_PATH=/usr/bin" because it wasn't set right by  
  - changed ALT_BINARY_PLUGS_PATH to reflect where I installed it
  - changed ALT_BOOTDIR to point to the correct filename for soylatte

As you can see, I used soylatte to bootstrap the build.  I was  
surprised that building died until I explicitly set

Once I did the above, I found that libsplashscreen would not build.   
To get libsplashscreen.dylib to build, I ended up modifying the file:

The command for building it was not including -liconv or the  
directory.  My changes to the Makefile were essentially as follows.

ifneq ($(PLATFORM), windows)
   ifeq ($(PLATFORM), bsd)
     ifeq ($(OS_VENDOR), Apple)
# Begin addition!
       ICONV_PATH = /usr
       CPPFLAGS += -I$(ICONV_PATH)/include
       OTHER_LDLIBS += -L$(ICONV_PATH)/lib -liconv
# End addition!

My question is this:  Am I missing something in the build process such  
that DEVTOOLS_PATH isn't getting set on its own and that is causing  
ICONV to not get included on the build path?

I apologize if this has been addressed before, but I haven't seen any  
relevant information while scouring the archives.


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