Build error with javac Main not being found when building java.transaction module on Mac OS X

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at
Sat Feb 7 00:48:02 UTC 2015

@Martijn - as Magnus suggests, I would do the same, zap all the forests
then clone and run

I have had similar instances in the past and the above helped although the
cause of the problem may sometimes elude us.


On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:16 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie <
magnus.ihse.bursie at> wrote:

> On 2015-02-06 17:46, Martijn Verburg wrote:
>> /Users/karianna/Documents/workspace/AdoptOpenJDK_
>> projects/jdk9/build/macosx-x86_64-normal-server-release/
>> buildtools/interim_langtools.jar
>> does not exist!  So it's not being built correctly or moved to the right
>> place.
>> I'm not seeing any other clues (even at trace) that indicates why
>> interim_langtools.jar has not been built....
> Sometimes mercurial forests can get messed up. If an unmodified source
> fails to compile after dist-clean, this can be the case. One thing to to is
> to try and re-clone the forest. Make sure runs to completion
> without any errors.
> Otherwise, you have narrowed down the issue quite well. We need to figure
> out why interim_langtools.jar is not being built.
> Start by rm -rf build && configure.
> Then run "make interim-langtools". Check the contents of
> build/$BUILD/buildtools. Is it there? If so, you should be able to do just
> "make" and continue.
> Otherwise, start again with more logging. rm -rf build && configure &&
> make interim-langtools LOG=debug  (trace is not being helpful).
> /Magnus

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