IcedTea bin release question

DJ Lucas dj at
Tue Dec 29 23:21:13 PST 2009

Hello all.  It's been a while since I've messed with IcedTea/OpenJDK 
builds.  I was wondering what exactly is required to build a binary 
release of IcedTea for a "distro" and call it "JDK6 compatible?"  From 
when I first looked at adding IcedTea/OpenJDK to the BLFS book, it seems 
that I read something of a TCK requirement of 100% and nothing less (nor 
would I want anything less), and I had to jump through some hoops to get 
at it (NDA or something to that effect and maybe some cost).  I can't 
seem to find where I had read that now.  What steps (if any) do I have 
to go through to get access to the TCK, and is it even required now or 
are the built-in tests sufficient (or are there even built-in, released 

For those unfamiliar, LFS is an educational book, not really a 
distro...a system is built entirely from source code following provided 
instructions.  Some might refer to it as something akin to Gentoo or 
SourceMage, but completely without automation (and far lesser package 
coverage).  The purpose of my request is simply to rid users of the gcj 
requirement, both to provide faster build times, and to provide the 
option of using the pre-built one (as it has always been provided for 
the closed JDK in the past).  I suppose another option is to create a 
tarball from the Fedora or Ubuntu packages, but I'd still like to verify 
that the resultant OpenJDK passes the TCK.

If this question is OT for this list, please accept my apologies.  A PM 
with a pointer to the proper documentation would be greatly appreciated, 


-- DJ Lucas

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