porting OpenJDK to a different OS not having java

Landon J Fuller landonf at bikemonkey.org
Wed Feb 2 10:28:54 PST 2011

On Feb 2, 2011, at 12:35 PM, 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?

Havard Eidnes came up with a handy approach that uses NFS+SSH with a supported platform to bootstrap a new platform:

I've used Havard's scripts to bootstrap FreeBSD/sparc and Mac/PPC.


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