how to install and build

Andy Nuss andrew_nuss at
Mon May 13 13:38:37 UTC 2013

I set up the openjdk7 mercurial project and did "make all".

Now, I want to edit the appropriate file that make is using and issue "make".

Is this possible?

 From: Weijun Wang < at>
To: Andy Nuss <andrew_nuss at> 
Cc: "build-dev at" <build-dev at> 
Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 6:17 AM
Subject: Re: how to install and build

Hi Andy

If you only want to make small changes to .java files, just download the 
source code for those files, compile them with

    javac -d /tmp

and call

    java -Xbootclasspath/p:/tmp YourApp

to try out.

If you don't like the -X option, you can call "jar uvf" to update the 
class files inside rt.jar with your newly built ones.


On 5/10/13 7:58 PM, Andy Nuss wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to install jdk 7 project for linux 64, and make a simple change to and test it.  What do I do?
> Andy

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