Self-built JDK has troubles reading jar-files

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Tue Nov 3 23:19:44 UTC 2009

2009/11/3 Kelly O'Hair <Kelly.Ohair at>:
> If it is complaining about,
> then you need this changeset in the jdk7/jdk repository.
> The Makefile jdk7/jdk/make/java/redist/Makefile is the jdk
> Makefile that copies the hotspot build into a jdk image.
> There was some recent changes in hotspot that required a
> change in this jdk makefile.
> A fresh master forest should build ok, if it doesn't I need to look
> further.
> Where did you get the forest from?
>  ???
> -kto

There's still the FontManager issue with b75, so for now I'd recommend m5:

which is currently b75 + build forest promotion + jsr166y

> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> 2009/11/3 Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at>:
>>> Hi Andrew,
>>>> Difficult to say from just that.  Have you tried using the freshly
>>>> built JDK to build itself?  It's a quick acid test of a new build, and
>>>> something IcedTea does by default.
>>> I know thats no excuse, but I haven't played a lot with building OpenJDK.
>>> I was happy when I found a way to build it reliable, I usually do that
>>> with the following script:
>>>> #!/bin/sh
>>>> export ALT_BOOTDIR=/home/ce/Programme/jdk7b75/
>>>> export ALT_HOTSPOT_IMPORT_PATH=/home/ce/Programme/jdk7b75
>>>> export ALT_BINARY_PLUGS_PATH=/fc8/home/ce/OpenJDK7/openjdk-binary-plugs
>>>> export PATH=$PATH:/home/ce/Development/tools/apache-ant-1.6.5/bin/
>>>> export ALT_OUTPUTDIR=/home/ce/jdk2d_try/jdk/build/linux-i586
>>>> export ALT_JDK_IMPORT_PATH=/home/ce/Programme/jdk7b75
>>>> export ALT_JIBX_LIBS_PATH=/home/ce/Development/tools/jibx/lib
>>>> make ARCH_DATA_MODEL=32 FASTDEBUG=false DEV_ONLY=false
>>> When I try to use the self-built jdk, it fails, because the files in
>>> linux-i586 don't have the structure the makefile searches for, and it
>>> fails with:
>>> ERROR: HOTSPOT_SERVER_PATH does not point to a valid HotSpot VM.
>>>      Please check your access to
>>>          /home/ce/jdkbuild/jre/lib/i386/server/
>>>      and/or check your value of ALT_HOTSPOT_SERV
>>> Thanks, Clemens
>> You can cut that down to:
>> export ALT_BOOTDIR=/home/ce/Programme/jdk7b75/
>> export PATH=$PATH:/home/ce/Development/tools/apache-ant-1.6.5/bin/
>> export ALT_OUTPUTDIR=/home/ce/jdk2d_try/jdk/build/linux-i586
>> make
>> You don't need binary plugs or any of these import statements, and
>> they are probably confusing things.

Andrew :-)

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