VMKit GNU classpath configure

As directed from http://vmkit.llvm.org/get_started.html, I'm getting:

checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/libexec/gcc/i686-apple-darwin11/4.2.1/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/llvm-gcc-4.2/libexec/gcc/i686-apple-darwin11/4.2.1/ld) is GNU ld... no
checking for shared library run path origin... /bin/sh: ./config.rpath: No such file or directory
checking for iconv... yes
checking how to link with libiconv... -liconv
checking for iconv declaration...
         extern size_t iconv (iconv_t cd, char * *inbuf, size_t *inbytesleft, char * *outbuf, size_t *outbytesleft);
checking for X... no
configure: error: GTK+ peers requested but no X library available

when running:

./configure --disable-plugin --disable-examples --disable-Werror


OS X 10.7.2 with devel version:

Apple clang version 3.0 (tags/Apple/clang-211.10.1) (based on LLVM 3.0svn)
Target: x86_64-apple-darwin11.2.0
Thread model: posix

Do I ignore the X check error, run X, or supply a path to X to configure etc?

Thanks in advance



Glad you're trying out VMKit!

As to your issue, there are two solutions:

The simplest is to disable classpath's need for X, by telling it to
not build its gtk peer (--disable-gtk-peer). This will prevent you
from running most applications that provide a GUI however. Depending
on your use case this might be acceptable.

Otherwise, ensure you have X11 installed (I'm not enough of a Mac user
to tell you the best way to do this, including any possible gtk
dependencies) and try the configure again. Then take a look in
config.log to see why the check is failing and point it to the right
headers/libraries. I'm happy to help with any further issues, but
might be somewhat unavailable over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Let us know how this goes for you, and sorry I can't provide any more
mac-specific help.


Thanks for the response. Since X11 is by default installed on OS X when the developer tools
are installed. Running autoconf fixed the issue with configure not finding X11, although I did
not check why the configure script did not have the correct path (I'm assuming this was the case).

Next I'm on to the gtk+ dependencies which I'm going to try to solve with macports if I have to. I
may punt on gtk+ though (per your instructions), if this gets to be a hassle.

Thought you may want to track this.


Ok looked at using the jhbuild approach (did not go to macports), but decided instead to skip both
gtk+ and gconf dependencies. I don't know what the effect of this will beyond the lack of gui support.

configured GNU classpath with:

./configure --disable-plugin --disable-examples --disable-Werror --disable-gtk-peer --disable-gconf-peer

make seemed to work except for 100 warnings involving unchecked decls in Java. My default jdk is 1.6.x
which obviously supports generics while from the make output it seems the gnu java source does not?
I'm guessing the following example is due to this:

../java/lang/ClassLoader.java:637: warning: [unchecked] unchecked conversion
found : java.util.Enumeration
required: java.util.Enumeration<java.net.URL>
      parentResources = VMClassLoader.getResources(name);

Regardless I'm ignoring this, and proceeding with the rest of the vmkit build.