jdk8 makefile changes

Omair Majid omajid at redhat.com
Mon Jul 9 23:27:18 UTC 2012

Hi Kelly,

On 07/09/2012 06:12 PM, Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> The jdk8/build forest has been in sync for a few days, so anyone willing to try the new build system with OpenJDK 8, please
> follow these instructions:
>      hg clone http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk8/build jdk8-build
>      cd jdk8-build
>      sh ./get_source.sh
>      cd common/makefiles
>      ../autoconf/configure
>      make images
> Let us know what works, what doesn't.

I tried it out and ran into a bit of a snag:

$ bash ../autoconf/configure
checking for readlink... /usr/bin/readlink
checking for apt-get... no
checking for yum... yum
checking for grep that handles long lines and -e... /usr/bin/grep
checking for gawk... gawk

[ snip ]

checking if dynamic link of stdc++ is possible... yes
checking if static link of stdc++ is possible... no
configure: Static linking of libstdc++ was not possible reverting to
dynamic linking.
checking how to link with libstdc++... dynamic

[ snip ]
A new configuration has been successfully created in
using default settings.

Configuration summary:
* Debug level:    release
* JDK variant:    normal
* JVM variants:   server
* OpenJDK target: OS: linux, CPU architecture: x86, address length: 64
* Boot JDK:       /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.7.0-openjdk-

Build performance summary:
* Cores to use:   4
* Memory limit:   3753 MB
* ccache status:  not installed (consider installing)

Build performance tip: ccache gives a tremendous speedup for C++
You do not have ccache installed. Try installing it.
You might be able to fix this by running 'sudo yum install ccache'.
$ make images
Building OpenJDK for target 'images' in configuration

[ snip ]

Making signal interposition lib...
Making SA debugger back-end...
Linking vm...
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lstdc++
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
ln: accessing `libjvm.so.1': Too many levels of symbolic links
/usr/bin/chcon: failed to get security context of `libjvm.so': Too many
levels of symbolic links
ERROR: Cannot chcon libjvm.so
/usr/bin/objcopy: Warning: could not locate 'libjvm.so'.  reason: Too
many levels of symbolic links
make[5]: *** [libjvm.so] Error 1
make[4]: *** [the_vm] Error 2
make[3]: *** [product] Error 2
make[2]: *** [generic_build2] Error 2
make[1]: *** [product] Error 2
make: *** [hotspot-only] Error 2

As you can tell, I don not have static c++ linking available, but
linking dynamically is failing too. I have built other variants of
openjdk 7 and 8 on this machine before using dynamic linking
(STATIC_CXX=false), so I was expecting this to work. Is there any
additional information I can provide to help?


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