building (or not) OpenJDK 7 on Mac OS X

Ray Kiddy ray at
Tue Dec 15 17:39:29 UTC 2009

On Dec 15, 2009, at 6:47 AM, Stephen Bannasch wrote:

> At 5:05 PM +0000 12/10/09, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> 2009/12/10 Ray Kiddy <ray at>:
>>> I just wanted to update build people on this issue. There are  
>>> pages on the
>>> wiki for building on Mac OS X 10.5.8 and on Snow Leopard. See the  
>>> "Building
>>> from source" section of 
>>> BSDPort. I have
>>> updated with  
>>> information
>>> from an external post of Landon Fuller's. (FYI, I checked with him  
>>> about the
>>> copying and he was ok with it.) Since I am not using Snow Leopard,  
>>> I am
>>> leaving that page to someone else.
>>> If anyone _can_ build OpenJDK 1.7 on a 10.5 system, please share  
>>> information
>>> about how they this is accomplished.
> Here's a wiki page I wrote a while ago about how to build openjdk on  
> mac os 10.5:
> This is how I am building openjdk and the mlvm patches now:

Thanks. I have gotten the build to work. One of my issues is that I  
have removed X11 from my system a while back. I updated the wiki page ( 
) with the information, adding a few more things to do to recover from  

It is nice having this all in one script, as in your second link.  
Perhaps there is a way to parameterize your script and make it more  
general. And if you want to add to the wiki, as well, that would  
probably be helpful.

I'm on to using the VM at this point. If you have any info you want to  
share on how some testing can be accomplished on Mac OS X, I would be  
interested in hearing about it.

cheers - ray

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