building jdk15 in a jail -- __mb_cur_max Undefined Symbol

Bill Moran wmoran at
Sun Mar 4 00:18:21 UTC 2007

> On Mar 3, 2007, at 4:01 PM, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> Hi
>> I am trying to build jdk15 inside my jail with PREFIX set to /usr/
>> public  (At one time I successfully got jdk 1.4 to build after much
>> hacking)
>> I have the option for builing inside a jail set.  We get to the
>> point where the linux java is installed and it is actually building
>> the jdk
>> # Start of jdk build
>> /libexec/ /usr/local/lib/ Undefined
>> symbol "__mb_cur_max"
>> *** Error code 1
>> Stop in /usr/ports/java/jdk15.
>> #
>> I am not exactly sure what it is doing at this point in order to
>> hack round it.    libiconv a fresh install from ports
> Turns out that the issue is that gmake cannot run.  I have not
> figured out why yet, having removed and reinstalled libiconv and
> gmake and getting the same error.  But it is not java related.
> I'll redirect this to -questions
> If anyone has an idea on why gmake would fail as above on a fresh
> install, 6.2-RELEASE from a day or two ago, I would appreciate it.
> Please CC me as I am not currently subscribed to -questions, though I
> am on -java

Not a direct answer to your question, but when I needed to do this
a few months ago, I just did a "make package" on my workstation, then
shipped the package up to the jail system and installed it with pkg_add.

Doesn't solve the problem, but if you're in a pinch, it's a handy

Bill Moran

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