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2008/9/17 Andrew Cowie <andrew@...>:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 08:08 +0300, Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
>> And on a second thought... You need also add the gcj USE flag to gcc,
>> reemerge gcc, then at the end remove the gcj USE flag from gcc and
>> reemerge gcc.
> Which is a hideous thought.
> Could we not make it depend on dev-java/jamvm + dev-java/gnu-classpath
> in order to bootstrap? The impact of these is a hell of a lot less.
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First of all, there is no need to go to such lengths removing gcj afterwards.
It's not going to hurt to leave it on.
Also, the build depends on jdk >= 1.5 already, so CACAO or JamVM would
do the job fine. But you'd have similar bootstrap issues, because these
require GNU Classpath and that requires ecj, etc.
Building a Java environment can be a nightmare to be honest :)
I guess the only non-GCJ way would be to use Jikes, then an older Classpath
to get ecj working, then build the new ones.
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