Subject: pkg/32013: Java Build/Detection broken on Darwin
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2005 07:49:00
>Synopsis: Java Build/Detection broken on Darwin
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 08 07:49:00 +0000 2005
>Originator: Erik Berls
>Release: OS X.4.3
Darwin jonestown.local 8.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 8.3.0: Mon Oct 3 20:04:04 PDT 2005; root:xnu-792.6.22.obj~2/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc
Java detection and handling is broken under Darwin.
The Makefiles for sun-jre14 and sun-jre15 do not contain code similar to sun-jre13. In addition, mk/java-vm.mk does not contain allowance for using later Java versions.
When trying to "build" sun-jre13 an attempt to run the patch code is run, despite NO_PATCH, NO_CONFIGURE, and NO_BUILD being set for Darwin. This fails as DISTFILES has been set to "" preventing anything from being extracted, thus causing directories to be missing.
NO_PATCH is listed as depricated in pkgtools/pkglint/files/deprecated.map, noting to merely remove it from Makefiles when encountered. NO_PATCH is used in 6 other packages, half of them in Makefile.common's.
Build jakarta-tomcat5 or jakarta-tomcat55 under OS X.
An abstract detection mechanism for builtin java should be used.
Code could be employed to detect what versions are installed on a Darwin system.
(This line pulled from firstname.lastname@example.org posting to tech-pkg on 2004/09/06.)
Some code could be used to unify the Makefile.common that exists in sun-jre1.
I'll try to come up with some detection code, but someone more familiar with the framework might better chime in with a good mechanism moving forward.