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From: Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew@××××××××××.org>
To: Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev@×××××.com>
Cc: gentoo-java@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-java] icedtea6 bootstrap
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 20:39:16
In Reply to: [gentoo-java] icedtea6 bootstrap by Alon Bar-Lev
On 15:38 Sun 14 Sep     , Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
> Hello, > > I just curious... How do you see the boostrap process for normal users? > > You need jdk to setup icedtea... So we have somekind of loop...
Yes, such a bootstrap issue is hardly limited to IcedTea. The same occurs with gcc for example, and other Free Java VMs.
> Users who do not want non open source package to run on their computers should: > > 1. Install gcj > 2. Install icedtea > 3. Reinstall icedtea so it compiles with icedtea and drop gcj dependency??? > 4. Uninstall gcj >
You don't need stage 3 (there is no 'gcj dependency'), and stage 4 is completely optional. Other Free VMs can be used, but they also have bootstrap issues. In the long run, we probably need a binary option for lower spec. machines, as I've already said.
> Portage do not support these sequences... >
Well this is probably a flaw in portage then, but the solution is only a two-step emerge process: emerge gcj-jdk emerge icedtea6 I don't think that's inherently difficult.
> So we have several options: > 1. Have users do this manually. > 2. Create a script similar to crossdev that perform the sequence. > 3. Add a private gcj build into the compile stage of icedtea, and drop > the jdk dependency. >
I don't see any problem with 1. Why is gcj not enabled in the bootstrap gcc on the install CDs?
> Any thoughts? > Alon. > > --- > > I am almost sure you already know that... But just for the record: > > * QA Notice: The following files contain executable stacks > * Files with executable stacks will not work properly (or at all!) > * on some architectures/operating systems. A bug should be filed > * at to make sure the file is fixed. > * For more information, see > * Please include this file in your report: > * /var/tmp/portage/dev-java/icedtea6-1.2/temp/scanelf-execstack.log > * RWX --- --- usr/lib/icedtea6-1.2/jre/lib/i386/server/ > * RWX --- --- usr/lib/icedtea6-1.2/jre/lib/i386/client/ > > > * QA Notice: Package has poor programming practices which may compile > * fine but exhibit random runtime failures. > * ../../../src/solaris/native/java/net/Inet4AddressImpl.c:385: > warning: implicit declaration of function 'gettimeofday' > * ../../../src/solaris/native/java/net/Inet6AddressImpl.c:520: > warning: implicit declaration of function 'gettimeofday' > * ../../../src/solaris/native/java/net/Inet4AddressImpl.c:385: > warning: implicit declaration of function 'gettimeofday' > * ../../../src/solaris/native/java/net/Inet6AddressImpl.c:520: > warning: implicit declaration of function 'gettimeofday' >
These are OpenJDK issues that need to be raised with Sun. Cheers, -- Andrew :) Support Free Java! Contribute to GNU Classpath and the OpenJDK PGP Key: 94EFD9D8 ( Fingerprint = F8EF F1EA 401E 2E60 15FA 7927 142C 2591 94EF D9D8


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Re: [gentoo-java] icedtea6 bootstrap Philipp Riegger <lists@××××××××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-java] icedtea6 bootstrap Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev@×××××.com>