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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [build][doc] building on Debian
Date Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:41:36 GMT

On Jan 17, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Alexei Zakharov wrote:

> 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.

Yikes!  Why?

> 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.

Agreed. There is a good place on the wiki for this?

> Thanks,
> -- 
> Alexei Zakharov,
> Intel ESSD

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