Apparant java catch-22

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Sun Feb 5 11:59:27 PST 2006

On Sun, Feb 05, 2006 at 01:46:20PM -0600, Gene wrote:

> ERROR: Your BOOTDIR environment variable does not point
>        to a valid Java 2 SDK for bootstrapping this build.
>        A Java 2 SDK 1.4.2 build must be bootstrapped using
>        J2SDK 1.4.1 fcs (or later).
>        Apparently, your bootstrap JDK is version
>        Please update your ALT_BOOTDIR setting and start your build again.

For your first java/jdk14 build you first need to have a linux-jdk14
installed, and active (ie linuxalator on, linprocfs mounted) to act as a
bootstrap compiler. Once the native jdk14 has been built and
installed, you can remove linux-jdk14 and its dependancies. Any
further jdk14 builds will use the native jdk14 as its bootstrap

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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