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1 IcedTea

  • A working Free Software JDK e.g.
    • GCC including g++ and libgcj (version 4.3.0 or higher or any libgcj backport [with generics] of GNU Classpath >= 0.95) with JDK tree emulation (--enable-java-home) and Eclipse Java Compiler (ecj) 3.2.1 or later
    • Earlier releases of IcedTea, usually provided by your distribution
  • GNU make
  • CUPS and headers (cups-devel)
  • libX11 and headers (libX11-devel)
  • Freetype2 and headers (freetype-devel)
  • patch
  • sed
  • unzip
  • md5sum and sha256sum
  • wget
  • alsa and headers
  • xalan and xerces (bootstrapping only)
  • GLib and GTK+ for the Gtk+ look and feel
  • Ant >= 1.6.5
  • libXp-devel
  • libXtst-devel
  • libXinerama-devel
  • Automake 1.9
  • libjpeg-devel >= 6b
  • libpng-devel
  • giflib-devel
  • zlib-devel
  • rhino for JavaScript support (or use --without-rhino)

For building the PulseAudio based mixer (--enable-pulse-java) , you will need pulseaudio-libs-devel >= 0.9.11 pulseaudio >= 0.9.11

Live checkouts of the OpenJDK (--enable-hg in IcedTea 1.8) require Mercurial >= 0.9.5 + forest extension. The standard build of both IcedTea6 and IcedTea now use zip files.

When using the zero assembler port (required by platforms other than x86, x86_64 and sparc), the following additional requirements apply:

  • libffi >= 3.0

When using the Shark port, LLVM is required.

When using the systemtap tracing support (--enable-systemtap), the following additional requirement apply:

  • systemtap-sdt-devel

You also need to supply --with-abs-install-dir with the final installation directory, so the tapset/hotspot.stp file gets to current full absolute paths to the client and server libraries. e.g. --enable-systemtap --with-abs-install-dir=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-

./configure attempts to check for as many requirements as possible, and guess at some default locations; however we have not performed a comprehensive analysis to ensure that everything is checked. Please file an appropriate bug if something is not detected but should be.

2 IcedTea-Web

  • Firefox/XULrunner headers xul-runner-devel-unstable (for the plugin, must be >=1.9, optional)

3 VisualVM Harness

  • A version of NetBeans suitable for the version of VisualVM being built (see --with-visualvm-version)
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