Building JPF from the Command Line

The Ant system is used to manually build JPF. The toplevel JPF directory contains a build.xml file with all required configuration. The Ant included with JPF is recommended because (at the time of writing) support for the latest JUnit tests requires an unversioned latest snapshot of Ant.

The included Ant+JUnit can be accessed either with the shell script "build-tools/bin/ant" or with the top-level class "RunAnt" (more portable). In some examples we shall use one and some the other, but the two are usually interchangeable.

PLEASE NOTE - invoking Ant on the toplevel build.xml does NOT build extensions and example subdirectories anymore, which now have their own build scripts. Please refer to the Directory Structure section for the rationale behind this change.

First, to list supported targets, type

> build-tools/bin/ant -projecthelp
Buildfile: build.xml
Main targets:
  compile              compile JPF and its specific (modeled) environment libraries
  compile-env-jpf      compile MJI model classes
  compile-env-jvm      compile MJI native peer classes
  compile-examples     compile examples
  compile-jpf          compile JPF core classes
  compile-tests        compile all the tests for JPF
  dist                 generate the compressed distribution tar files
  docs-javadoc         create javadoc documentation
  init              common task/target initialization
  jar                  create jar archives for JPF, its JVM and their
                       environment models
  run-tests            run all JPF tests
Default target: compile

This target set might change in the future. To erase the jpf/build directory, and start from a clean directory structure, type

> build-tools/bin/ant clean

If junit is installed, the preferred way to build from scratch is

> java RunAnt run-tests
Buildfile: build.xml

     [echo] ****************** JPF build system ********************
     [echo] current dir:      /home/peterd/javapathfinder-trunk
     [echo] user home dir:    /home/peterd
     [echo] classpath:        .:/home/peterd/javapathfinder-trunk/build-tools/lib/ant-swing.jar:... ...
     [echo] java version:     1.5.0_06
     [echo] ant version:      Apache Ant version 1.7alpha compiled on June 16 2006
     [echo] OS:               Linux-i386-2.4.21-40.ELsmp

     [echo] --- checking for external libraries..
     [echo] JUnit found with Ant.
     [echo] JUnit available for build.

    [javac] Compiling 344 source files to /home/peterd/javapathfinder-trunk/build/jpf


    [javac] Compiling 55 source files to /home/peterd/javapathfinder-trunk/build/test

     [echo] --- running Junit tests from build/test..
    [junit] Running gov.nasa.jpf.jvm.TestArrayJPF
    [junit] Tests run: 6, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 3.518 sec


    [junit] Running
    [junit] Tests run: 4, Failures: 0, Errors: 0, Time elapsed: 3.141 sec

Total time: 1 minute 25 seconds

This should compile all sources (without examples and extensions) and then run the regression test suite. Your screen output might differ if you don't have the Ant 'verbose' option set.

To build the toplevel examples, use

> build-tools/bin/ant compile-examples

To build the subdirectory examples, use the build script that is included in the respective example directory, e.g.

> build-tools/bin/ant -f examples/ase2006/build.xml

Likewise, use the build script that is included in an extension directory to build this extension, e.g.

> build-tools/bin/ant -f extensions/numeric/build.xml