Step-by-step OpenJDK on OS X?

Ben Evans benjamin.john.evans at
Fri Jan 30 14:15:04 PST 2009

Hi Charlie,

My understanding is that the current bsd-port is still broken for OS X and
that we expect it to be unbroken sometime soon.

I documented the last working build I had at:

If the current bsd-port tree is in a reasonable shape and will build, I
would be very up for helping get the latest MLVM patches applying to it and
building on OS X.



On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 8:30 PM, Charles Oliver Nutter <
charles.nutter at> wrote:

> I've read through some of the backthreads and there's a lot of noise
> about getting OpenJDK to build, having this issue, applying that patch.
> I'm wondering what the bottom line is today:
> - Is it possible to build OpenJDK on OS X right now? Which
> versions/branches/etc?
> - Has anyone aggregated the instructions required to do so yet? I mostly
> got an older revision to build using Landon Fuller's walkthrough, but
> that's pretty dated now.
> Is there a wiki for this where we could collaborate on a
> walkthrough/tutorial? I'm eager to get a build going so I can start
> contributing to MLVM without my Linux box or a Linux VM.
> - Charlie
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