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[vox-tech] The Strange Case of JDK
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[vox-tech] The Strange Case of JDK

I'm trying to compile JDK13 on FreeBSD natively (OpenOffice 1.0/FreeBSD 
will have it no other way!) But after about 20 some hours of strife, I 
have ended in vain.  I can gunzip/untar it successfully with the newer 
version of gtar (the stock one won't work) and then if I do a make install 
I get a C compilation error about undefined things like iostream.h.  I set 
the right library directories and run again, it gets a little farther.  
Then I go in and patch the GNU makefile manually, some #includes, a couple 
predefines, and a few control statements and it gets a little farther 
until I have some unresolved -> for non-pointer objects.  Without the 
intention of manually rewriting java, I decided to try other methods.  
Here is the strange part of the case

if I cd to the "make" directory and do
gmake all && gmake images && gmake build && gmake plugin
then it will happily finish without error, successfully.  Even if I start 
from a fresh source without my above modifications.

If I apply, in order the patch set, 4-7 via patch < jdkpatchs... then the 
make will fail with a statement like "only one else per conditional" in 
the make file along with quite a few other mangled makes (However, gmake 
clean will still do its job).  My m4 and gmake and BSD make are all up to 
date, and are the recommended versions of the patch readme.

I can get the necessary binaries compiled from a make clean (to restore), 
make(to unpack), ctrl+c(to stop an otherwise falty compile) after unpack, 
then cd work/j2.../make && gmake statement above.  HOWEVER, after this, I 
don't have a freaking clue where all the executeables and libraries 
_should_ go.  And furthermore I don't know how to register the package 
name so openoffice will shut up and think it is installed correctly.  If I 
go back to the main directory and re run make install after I do the 
gmake, make blindly assumes there are no .o files and starts compiling 
from scratch, leading to the errors.  It's the most stupid deadlock I have 
ever seen and it is driving me crazy.  Any suggestions?
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