OpenJDK on PPC?

nmadura

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I have an old PowerBook G4 that I wanted to use for some Arduino development. Arduino 1.8 has a dependency on OpenJDK.

FreshPorts indicates that OpenJDK as “ONLY_FOR_ARCHS: aarch64 amd64 armv6 armv7 i386 powerpc powerpc64”

So that is good, however, bootstrap-OpenJDK (a dependency) shows “ONLY_FOR_ARCHS: aarch64 amd64 armv6 armv7 i386 powerpc64”

Does anyone know if it is possible to build OpenJDK without bootstrap-OpenJDK?

Thanks
 

acheron

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You need a bootstrap compiler (bootstrap-OpenJDK) to compile openjdk.
 
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nmadura

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Thank you, I understand this, but it seems like there are no bootstrap compilers available for PowerPC
 

SirDice

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Building Java is a bit of a chicken and egg problem. You need Java to be able to build Java. The bootstraps are essentially prebuilt Java binaries, just enough to be able to build a full Java environment.
 
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