Problem building JDK 8

Cédric Champeau cedric.champeau at
Fri Dec 19 09:08:45 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

Some of you may know that we try to test Groovy builds against the 
latest versions of the JDK. For that, we have setup a CI build of 
OpenJDK 7, 8 and 9. However, the JDK 8 builds have been failing for 
several months now (sorry I didn't have much time to investigate this 
specific subject, so I rely on EA builds instead, which gives us late 
but valuable feedback).

Basically, in the JDK 8 build log (JDK 9 doesn't have the issue), I can 
read this in the logs:

[02:00:17]:     [Step 1/2] configure: error: Could not find freetype! 
You might be able to fix this by running 'sudo apt-get install 

However if I try to do so, I see that freetype *is* installed:

# apt-get install libfreetype6-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libfreetype6-dev is already the newest version.

The server is running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, which gcc 4.8.2, which is 
supposed to "work flawlessly" from what I read here:

We build from

Thanks for your help!

Cédric Champeau
SpringSource - Pivotal

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