Bug 4785

Summary: use .java -> .class -> .jar -> .a to build frysk?
Product: frysk Reporter: Andrew Cagney <cagney>
Component: generalAssignee: Unassigned <frysk-bugzilla>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: unspecified   
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Bug Blocks: 2235    

Description Andrew Cagney 2007-07-12 14:03:38 UTC
At present frysk uses the path:

  .java -> .o -> .a

to build its native code.  This was forced by a number of problems with older
java compilers mis-compiling, mis-re-building, and/or messing up errors when the
more traditional .java -> .class route was taken.  The .java -> .o route proved
far more robust.

Unfortunatly, now with Fedora 7++, the compiler is tuned more for the bulk
.java->.class route so switching to that will improve the F7 build experience.

On RHEL 4, just the ability to scratch build is needed.