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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [build][doc] building on Debian
Date Thu, 18 Jan 2007 10:48:33 GMT

On Jan 18, 2007, at 6:02 AM, Alexei Zakharov wrote:

> Nadya Morozova wrote:
>> Do you think the difficulties you report are permanent or relatively
>> temporary?
>
> I tend to agree with Mark that problem (2) looks like permanent. But
> problem (3) should be fixed inside Harmony somehow IMHO.
>
>> If this is persistent, we can amend the 'Getting Started'
>> file; otherwise, I suggest that you add this info to our Wiki
>> troubleshooting pages. What do you say?
>
> I think 'Getting Started' is ok for (2)
>
> Geir Magnusson wrote:
>> Yikes!  Why?
>
> This seems to be a good question to our DRLVM experts. BTW Sun Java
> works fine on any kernel. If think we should clarify it before adding
> this info to our site.

and then _fix it_. :)

>
> Mark Hindess wrote:
>> 3) is relatively temporary as I think we've agreed to use versioned
>> libraries or at least try to load them first.
>
> +1 from me (if someone still counts)
>
> Regards,
>
> 2007/1/17, Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>:
>>
>> On 17 January 2007 at 21:07, "Morozova, Nadezhda"  
>> <nadezhda.morozova@intel.com> wrote:
>> > Alexei,
>> > Great to hear about another achievement of our team!
>> > Do you think the difficulties you report are permanent or  
>> relatively
>> > temporary? If this is persistent, we can amend the 'Getting  
>> Started'
>> > file; otherwise, I suggest that you add this info to our Wiki
>> > troubleshooting pages. What do you say?
>>
>> 2) sounds permanent - perhaps Alexei Fedotov can provide more details
>>
>> 3) is relatively temporary as I think we've agreed to use versioned
>> libraries or at least try to load them first.
>>
>> -Mark.
>>
>> > >-----Original Message-----
>> > >From: Alexei Zakharov [mailto:alexei.zakharov@gmail.com]
>> > >Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 9:03 PM
>> > >To: dev@harmony.apache.org
>> > >Subject: [build][doc] building on Debian
>> > >
>> > >Hi all,
>> > >
>> > >I gratefully like to announce that I was successful in building  
>> and
>> > >running Harmony on newly installed Debian stable Linux system.  
>> As far
>> > >as I remember nobody has tried to build on Debian before (I may be
>> > >wrong of course).
>> > >
>> > >However there were some tricks I'd like to share.
>> > >1. I was able to build both classlib and DRLVM without any  
>> problems
>> > >with our "getting started for contributors" page and default  
>> Debian
>> > >package set.
>> > >2. However, DRLVM completely rejected to run after step 1. Even
>> > >HelloWorld crashed. The problem was that the kernel I was using  
>> wasn't
>> > >fresh enough - big thanks to Alexei Fedotov for pointing this  
>> out. So
>> > >I've switched from version 2.4.27 to 2.6.8 and this brings  
>> DRLVM back
>> > >to life.
>> > >3. After step 2 everything was almost fine. Except for the  
>> graphics.
>> > >Almost all Swing & AWT tests fail because it fails to load
>> > >org.apache.harmony.awt.wtk.linux.LinuxWindowFactory. I've spent  
>> some
>> > >time investigating this. The correct sequence of actions was
>> > >su
>> > >cd /usr/X11R6/lib
>> > >ln -sf libXmu.so.6 libXmu.so
>> > >ln -sf libXtst.so.6 libXtst.so
>> > >ldconfig
>> > >exit
>> > >
>> > >Now everything is fine. I believe that the information from  
>> steps (2)
>> > >and (3) may help others to setup Harmony quickly. Probably it  
>> is not a
>> > >bad idea to put it somewhere on our site.
>
>
> -- 
> Alexei Zakharov,
> Intel ESSD


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