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Re: Busted javahl build on Mac OS X was Re: svn commit: r9415 - in trunk: build/ac-macros subversion/bindings/java

From: Patrick Mayweg <mayweg_at_qint.de>
Date: 2004-04-28 10:04:35 CEST

Hi Justin,
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> --On Saturday, April 17, 2004 9:45 PM -0500 dlr@tigris.org wrote:
>> Author: dlr
>> Date: Sat Apr 17 21:44:55 2004
>> New Revision: 9415
>> Modified:
>> trunk/build/ac-macros/java.m4
>> trunk/subversion/bindings/java/README
>> Log:
>> Improve location of the jikes Java compiler by allowing for a
>> --with-jikes=[PATH|yes|no] argument to configure.
> Heh. This borks the 'javahl' build on Mac OS X for me. Here I was
> thinking I never finished a corner case, but then I hunted through
> java.m4 and saw this jikes stuff going, 'Gee, I didn't write this!' -
> sure enough adding
> '--without-jikes' fixes it for me.
> In short, jikes isn't smart enough to find the classes by itself, and
> the JAVA_CLASSPATH detection code isn't clever enough on Mac OS X. I
> don't know how to programmatically find the classes.jar that jikes
> need (it's in
> '/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Classes/classes.jar' here
> on my box). The default javac doesn't need to be told the classes.jar
> path, so that's better, I think.
> So, I think we should flip the default to not using jikes - at least
> on Mac OS X.
> What do you think? -- justin
Since I have never used jikes before. I am fine with having javac as the
default compiler.

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