porting OpenJDK to a different OS not having java

Daniel Testa danieltes at gmail.com
Wed Feb 2 09:44:48 PST 2011

thanks! I'll try that and let you know. Thanks again for you answer.

On Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Dr Andrew John Hughes
<gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org> wrote:
> On 2 February 2011 17:35, Daniel Testa <danieltes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all, I'm trying to port OpenJDK 6 to Minix3 but when run "gmake
>> all" it says that "ant", along with other software, is needed. Ant
>> needs java to run but I don't have java on Minix3 thus is why I'm
>> trying to port OpenJDK.
>> Is there any other way to build OpenJDK without having java
>> preinstalled? at least a minimum set to be able to run "ant" and build
>> the package in the default way.
>> Any thoughts? advice on how to build and/or port?
>> Thanks.
>> Regards.
>> Daniel.
> You probably want to look at IcedTea: http://icedtea.classpath.org
> IcedTea has support to bootstrap with gcj which is part of gcc (built
> with --enable-languages=java) and should allow you to get around the
> whole 'I need Java' issue with OpenJDK.  gcj can be built without an
> existing JDK and can run ant in order to build OpenJDK.
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