Bug 433843 - java-openjdk needs porting to ia64
java-openjdk needs porting to ia64
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Doug Chapman
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora-ia64
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Reported: 2008-02-21 13:01 EST by Doug Chapman
Modified: 2008-05-13 03:08 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: java-1.6.0-openjdk-
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spec patch for ia64 (1.95 KB, patch)
2008-04-15 05:25 EDT, Zhan, Yi
no flags Details | Diff
add the archbuild and archinstall definitions for ia64 (468 bytes, patch)
2008-04-28 08:56 EDT, Zhan, Yi
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Doug Chapman 2008-02-21 13:01:08 EST
Description of problem:
Note, this is intended for the fedora-ia64 team, we are not expecting the
java-icedtea maintainers to do this work (but any advice would be appreciated).

The latest upstream java-icedtea has been re-written to remove the asm code
which hopefully should allow it to build on ia64.

Gary Benson has done this work upstream.  I recently sent mail to him mentioning
that we were planning on building this for fedora-ia64.  here is his response:

The main thing preventing it being in Fedora is the lack of a libffi package
(bug 431633) but if you wanted to make a start you could build and install the
rpms from that bug and grab the IcedTea sources from Mercurial (hg clone
http://icedtea.classpath.org/hg/icedtea) and build those. I committed the extra
build system files for ia64 (and arm, s390, s390x) for you this morning so it's
basically a matter of patching the openjdk Makefiles. If you look in
patches/icedtea-ports.patch you'll see where I had to add things for ppc and
ppc64, but note that Sun had an ia64 port at one stage so the build system
already has some ia64 stuff present. What I'd recommend is, for every ppc/ppc64
thing I did in openjdk/hotspot, find the corresponding ia64 bit and change it if
necessary (eg, wherever a ppc bit sets an ARCH variable to zero, make ia64 do
that too). You shouldn't have to do much (if anything) in the openjdk/jdk and
openjdk/corba directories because the ia64 code in there should Just Work™.

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Comment 1 Zhan, Yi 2008-02-25 08:22:16 EST
I'm looking into this issue. Seems need another one or two days to see if I can
get a solution. Here I just adding a comment to avoid duplication of effort.
Comment 2 Zhan, Yi 2008-03-11 21:51:20 EDT
I have got it working on ia64. And the patches have been reviewed by Gary. Now
I'm waiting to see if he could get them merged into icedtea's repo. Then what we
need is to change the spec file of jave-icedtea package to make it work with the
new version of icedtea. 
Comment 3 Zhan, Yi 2008-04-15 05:25:38 EDT
Created attachment 302430 [details]
spec patch for ia64

The java-1.6.0-openjdk would build with no more modification needed once
#442514 get fixed. I've got a variation built on koji

Now we need to change the spec file for ia64. 

Comment 4 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2008-04-19 15:55:50 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Created an attachment (id=302430) [edit]
> spec patch for ia64
> The java-1.6.0-openjdk would build with no more modification needed once
> #442514 get fixed. I've got a variation built on koji
> http://ia64.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=60392. 
> Now we need to change the spec file for ia64.

What spec file changes are needed for ia64?  The current spec file contains no
ExclusiveArch or ExcludeArch lines.
Comment 5 Zhan, Yi 2008-04-28 08:54:25 EDT
Sorry for the delay reply. The need of spec file changing for ia64 supporting
currently could be minimized since the bootstrap option doesn't have to be set
and the libffi-devel dependency is set up by default. 

I have given a try of unmodified java-1.6.0-openjdk- and it
failed with below error:

IcedTea is served: openjdk/control/build/linux-ia64
+ pushd java-access-bridge-1.22.0
~/build/BUILD/icedtea6-1.2/java-access-bridge-1.22.0 ~/build/BUILD/icedtea6-1.2
++ pwd
+ export
+ export
+ ./configure
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for
configure: error: Java 1.5 or later is required to build java-access-bridge
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.61230 (%build)

see http://ia64.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=68447&name=build.log
  for the full log. 

From the log we can learn that the icedtea was built just fine and the output
dir was openjdk/control/build/linux-ia64/j2sdk-image. But the %buildoutputdir
was defined to be openjdk/control/build/linux-%{archbuild} (archbuild was zero
here). So the java-access-bridge looked at
openjdk/control/build/linux-zero/j2sdk-image for the just generated stuff and
then failed. 

Base on this analysis I image that the build error could be fixed by defining
archbuild & archinstall to "ia64" on ia64 platforms. I have a scratch build to
test this and it worked.  Please refer to
http://ia64.koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=68931 .

Comment 6 Zhan, Yi 2008-04-28 08:56:03 EDT
Created attachment 303967 [details]
add the archbuild and archinstall definitions for ia64
Comment 7 Lillian Angel 2008-04-29 12:18:49 EDT
Fixed in spec file. Will be in the next release.

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