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Re: Help: symlink problems building openjdk-6

On 03.08.2012 16:33, Damien Raude-Morvan wrote:
> Le 03/08/2012 14:36, Thorsten Glaser a écrit :
>> Hi,
> Hi Thorsten,
>> after doko recommended it to me *way* back then, but only now I’ve
>> got all of its Build-Depends installable, I’m currently trying to
>> build src:openjdk-6 (with all references to gcj-4.7 changed back
>> to gcj-4.6, and, for consistency, the same with gcc/g++ – but this
>> doesn’t affect the problem) on m68k. Can anyone please help?
>> I’m running into this issue some hours into the process:
>> Linking vm...
>> /usr/bin/ld: cannot open output file libjvm.so: Too many levels of symbolic links
> This "Too many levels of symbolic links" is not root cause of failure. In fact,
> openjdk $(MAKE) is called twice in case of failure [1] (I don't remember exact
> justification for this...).

this was for spurious build failures on the buildds, which I didn't want to
debug. maybe remove the second invocation if you care about this one.

> In your log file I can see a previous issue during first linker invocation (near
> line 8970) :

this is is a bug in the icedtea build system (both for 6 and 7), which doesn't
stop on the first error. to reproduce, change one of the icedtea patches so that
it fails to apply and look at the build log.

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