Can't build latest openjdk6

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Fri Aug 14 01:10:06 UTC 2009

It appears that ant is being invoked with "", but not
with -Djavac.source

execve("/usr/bin/ant", ["ant", "-Djdk.version=1.6.0",
"-Dfull.version=1.6.0-internal-ma"..., "-Dmilestone=internal",
"-Dbuild.number=b00", "", " .....

In turn, this may be due to COMMON_BUILD_ARGUMENTS

# Common make arguments (supplied to all component builds)
    JDK_MAKE_SHARED_DIR=$(ABS_JDK_TOPDIR)/make/common/shared \

which would explain why invoking ant directly in the langtools directory
without would work fine (I haven't tried it).

langtools build.xml could try to check and ensure that
javac.source <=
but I don't know how to do that (I hack make, not ant).


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 17:35, Jonathan Gibbons<Jonathan.Gibbons at> wrote:
> The primary goal of changeset:   49:608910eef036 is to bring the langtools
> build into line between jdk6 and jdk7, so that we can rely on eseentially
>  the same behavior (subject to version differences) across the two
> repositoiries.
> The override mechanism is unused and harmless since javac.source is
> correctly defaulted in  It is included in 6 to minimize
> the differences between 6 and 7.
> Generally, the langtools build tries to isolate the user as much as possible
> from the version of Java used to run Ant.
> To build langtools, you should just need to set; to run the
> regression tests, you will also need to
> set
> -- Jon
> On Aug 13, 2009, at 5:00 PM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
>> Hi Martin,
>> On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 15:25 -0700, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>>> /home/martinrb/ws/openjdk6/build/linux-amd64/langtools/build/classes
>>>   [javac] javac: source release 6 requires target release 1.6
>>> /usr/local/google/home/martin/ws/openjdk6/langtools/make/build.xml:196:
>>> The following error occurred while executing this line:
>>> /usr/local/google/home/martin/ws/openjdk6/langtools/make/build.xml:525:
>>> Compile failed; see the compiler error output for details.
>>> whether or not I use a vanilla jdk6 (or even jdk7) as bootstrap jdk
>>> Can anyone else successfully build openjdk6?
>>> If so, what is the secret?
>>> Did I miss something in my inbox?
>> I haven't tried upgrading oj6 yet. And one of the reasons for not
>> upgrading icedtea6 atm is to make sure the recent changes (which as far
>> as I could tell were not discussed on the list) to the source and target
>> defaults don't break the bootstrap. The commit you probably want to
>> inspect is:
>> changeset:   49:608910eef036
>> user:        jjg
>> date:        Tue Aug 11 16:40:03 2009 -0700
>> files:       make/Makefile make/ make/build.xml
>> description:
>> 6870641: [langtools] update make/build.* for jdk6
>> Reviewed-by: darcy
>> Unfortunately the bug associated with that commit is also not public.
>> The idea behind the commit seems to be to make the -source and -target
>> explicit in more places (which is a good thing). There is now also an
>> override mechanism, that I admit to not fully understand because it
>> seems to be never used, through setting SOURCE_LANGUAGE_VERSION and/or
>> Also note that with ant the default source and target depends on the VM
>> that runs the ant process (which might be different from the bootstrap
>> VM you are using, it probably depends on your ant installation).
>> Cheers,
>> Mark

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