[kaffe] updating kaffe-1.0.7 to autoconf-2.52

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Dec 26 17:32:21 PST 2002

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> --- Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
>>I'm trying to deploy kaffe-1.0.7 in a
>>cross-compiling environment.
> Cool. Just out of pure interest, what platform are you
> cross-compiling to?

ppc405, ppc750, and sh4, all running linux-2.4.17, more or less.
I *can* run Blackdown JRE 1.3.1 on ppc750, but it takes
up rather too much memory, and it doesn't help me on the
other platforms.  Hence my interest in Kaffe.

>>The first step was to update to autoconf2.5x...
>>Dalibor Topic had already checked in a configure.in
>>updated to autoconf2.5x.
> Yeah, that was a byproduct of my attempts to merge in
> javax.sound from tritonus.org.

It's so nice somebody's actually pulling together
goodies from all the open source java efforts into kaffe!

> Seems like we did pretty much the same thing. I left
> out the AC_PREREQ since no features of 2.52 are used
> which don't exist in earlier versions, so I figured it
> would be pointless to bump up the requirements. I
> separated the libs into several calls as I am no fan
> of extended lines where they can be avoided ;) and it
> still worked under 2.13.

That all sounds sensible.

> The build machinery could use some work to ease
> cross-compiling, go ahead if you'd like to improve it.

Thanks, I'll have a go at it.

First thing I noticed is that the libtool included in kaffe
doesn't seem to support the 'make install DESTDIR=...'.
I'm trying libtool cvs now while waiting for the next release
of libtool.   Oddly, it didn't link until I applied this patch:

--- kaffe-1.0.7/kaffe/kaffe/Makefile.am.orig    Thu Dec 26 17:02:30 2002
+++ kaffe-1.0.7/kaffe/kaffe/Makefile.am Thu Dec 26 16:49:02 2002
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
  LIBKAFFEVM = ../kaffevm/libkaffevm.la $(libxprof)

  kaffe_bin_LDFLAGS = $(KVMBINFLAGS) -export-dynamic

  ### Rules to generate the version-info header file

as per http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/autobook/autobook_167.html#SEC167

I thought that would have been needed even for libtool-1.4.3.
Is that something you should do in your tree, too, perhaps?

I'm still quite uncomfortable with libtool.  This is my third or
fourth run-in with it in a cross-development environment.
I usually end up ripping it out in frustration, but this time
I'm trying out cvs libtool on the off chance it's improved enough
to handle cross-compiling now.


Dan Kegel
Linux User #78045

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