Windows configure "issues"

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Tue May 21 15:55:05 UTC 2013

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM, David Chase < at>wrote:

> I saw that and tried that, but it declared that "you must be Administrator
> to install this".  I thought I was, I as installing all sorts of other
> software, but no go.  I found your instructions, but they weren't
> Oracle-sourced instructions, so it seemed like it was not my problem.

Sometimes "Oracle-sourced instructions" simply aren't the "silver bullet" :)

This will hopefully change now that we have a usable Wiki. I always felt
that having the build instructions checked in into the repository is
somewhat to heavyweight. It should only contain a general build overview
and link into the OpenJDK Wiki which can be updated more easily and more
frequently and it can contain all the different peculiarities of each build
platform (i.e. not only the few "official" Oracle ones).

>  This is not just a matter of "I'm blocked, please help me", this is also
> "anyone out there trying to follow these instructions will fail, we must
> fix this".
> On 2013-05-21, at 4:38 AM, Volker Simonis <volker.simonis at>
> wrote:
> > As you noticed, Visual Studio Express only contains the 32-bit Compiler.
> You have to download and install the "Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET
> Framework 4" from
> to get the
> 64-bit compiler (this will also install the IA64 cross compiler just in
> case your keen on a real adventure:)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Volker
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM, David Chase < at>
> wrote:
> > In addition, the instructions must note that if the Express compiler is
> used, the 64-bit compiler is (apparently, according to configure) not
> provided, and hence --with-target-bits=32 is required.
> >
> > David
> >
> >

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