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On 9/17/08, Andrew John Hughes <gnu_andrew@...> wrote:
> 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.
It takes a lot of resources (disk, time rebuilding, unused components).
So there is a reason to keep system as small as possible.
> 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.
So gcj is the best alternative. But what happens if gcc stops
providing this in favor of OpenJDK?
> 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.
I guess I am asking that icedtea6 does not have such boostrap in package...
If it does not provide this, users should have a simple way to
bootstrap it in Gentoo... Providing a simple script is sufficient.