porting OpenJDK to a different OS not having java

Kelly O'Hair kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Wed Feb 2 09:54:08 PST 2011

Basically, you need a JDK (or a javac, javah and jar) to build the JDK.

Creation of a JDK on an OS/architecture that has never had one would  
involve some kind of cross
compilation or cross build solution to get bootstrapped onto the system.
Similar to how the gcc compiler was initially created for a new OS/ 


On Feb 2, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Daniel Testa 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.

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