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Soot Build Instructions

While trying to create a call graph of DrJava using Soot [1], I ran into some problems that were supposed to have been fixed in the Soot nightly builds [2] already. Unfortunately, the nightly builds I could find were all many months old. So I built Soot from scratch from the Subversion repository, which wasn’t an easy task.

Here are some instructions for building Soot:

  1. Make sure you have Ant [3] ant the JDK (5 or newer) installed.
  2. Check out and download all of these code bases in the same directory.
  3. Download Polyglot [4] from http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot_download.html [5]:
    wget http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/software/polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
  4. Check out Soot from https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot/trunk [6]:
    svn checkout https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot/trunk soot-dev
  5. Check out Jasmin from https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/jasmin/trunk [7]:
    svn checkout https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/jasmin/trunk jasmin-dev
  6. Check out JastAddJ from http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddJ [8]:
    svn co http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddJ
  7. Check out JastAddExtensions from http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddExtensions [9]:
    svn co http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddExtensions
  8. You should now have the following directory structure:
    .
    |-- polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
    |-- JastAddExtensions
    |   |-- ...
    |   |-- SootJastAddJ
    |   `-- ...
    |-- JastAddJ
    |   `-- ...
    |-- jasmin-dev
    |   |-- ...
    |   |-- lib
    |   |   `...
    |   |-- ant.settings.template
    |   |-- build.xml
    |   `-- ...
    `-- soot-dev
        |-- ...
        |-- lib
        |   `...
        |-- ant.settings.template
        |-- build.xml
        `-- ...
  9. Copy jasmin-dev/ant.settings.template to jasmin-dev/ant.settings:
    cp jasmin-dev/ant.settings.template jasmin-dev/ant.settings
  10. Edit jasmin-dev/ant.settings so it contains the following lines:
    java_cup.jar=../polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
    jasmin.version=trunk
  11. Change into the jasmin-dev directory, build the jasminclasses-trunk.jar file, and change back out of the directory:
    cd jasmin-dev
    ant jasmin-jar
    cd ..
  12. The freshly built Jasmin jar file is jasmin-dev/lib/jasminclasses-trunk.jar.
  13. Change into the JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ directory, regenerate the JastAdd-generated files for Soot, and change back out of the directory:
    cd JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ
    ant gen
    cd ../..
  14. Copy soot-dev/ant.settings.template to soot-dev/ant.settings:
    cp soot-dev/ant.settings.template soot-dev/ant.settings
  15. Edit soot-dev/ant.settings so it contains the following lines:
    jastaddfrontend.loc=../JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ
    polyglot.jar=../polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
    jasmin.jar=../jasmin-dev/lib/jasminclasses-trunk.jar
  16. Change into the soot-dev directory and build the sootclasses-trunk.jar file, and change back out of the directory:
    cd soot-dev
    ant classesjar
    cd ..

    Note: I received a compiler error here. I had to insert the second cast into soot-dev/src/soot/jbco/bafTransformations/FindDuplicateSequences.java to make line 282

    1
    Unit jump = (Unit) units.getSuccOf(next.get(next.size() - 1));
  17. read

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    Unit jump = (Unit) units.getSuccOf((Unit)(next.get(next.size() - 1)));
  18. The freshly built Soot jar file is soot-dev/lib/sootclasses-trunk.jar.

Have fun with fresh Soot.

Here’s a bash script that does it all (except insert the cast): build-soot.sh.zip [10]

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#!/bin/bash

# Make sure you have Ant ant the JDK (5 or newer) installed.
# Check out and download all of these code bases in the same directory.
# Download Polyglot from http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot_download.html:
wget http://www.sable.mcgill.ca/software/polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar

# Check out Soot from https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot/trunk:
svn checkout https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/soot/trunk soot-dev

# Check out Jasmin from https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/jasmin/trunk:
svn checkout https://svn.sable.mcgill.ca/soot/jasmin/trunk jasmin-dev

# Check out JastAddJ from http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddJ:
svn co http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddJ

# Check out JastAddExtensions from
# http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddExtensions:
svn co http://svn.jastadd.org/projects/trunk/JastAddExtensions

# Copy jasmin-dev/ant.settings.template to jasmin-dev/ant.settings:
# Edit jasmin-dev/ant.settings so it contains the following lines:
# java_cup.jar=../polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
# jasmin.version=trunk
cat jasmin-dev/ant.settings.template | sed \
-e "s/.*\(java_cup.jar=\).*/\1..\/polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar/" \
-e "s/.*\(jasmin.version=\).*/\1trunk/" \
> jasmin-dev/ant.settings

# Change into the jasmin-dev directory, build the
# jasminclasses-trunk.jar file, and change back out of the directory:
cd jasmin-dev
ant jasmin-jar
cd ..

# The freshly built Jasmin jar file is
# jasmin-dev/lib/jasminclasses-trunk.jar.  Change into the
# JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ directory, regenerate the
# JastAdd-generated files for Soot, and change back out of the
# directory:
cd JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ
ant gen
cd ../..

# Copy soot-dev/ant.settings.template to soot-dev/ant.settings:
# Edit soot-dev/ant.settings so it contains the following lines:
# jastaddfrontend.loc=../JastAddExtensions/SootJastAddJ
# polyglot.jar=../polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar
# jasmin.jar=../jasmin-dev/lib/jasminclasses-trunk.jar
cat soot-dev/ant.settings.template | sed \
-e "s/.*\(jastaddfrontend.loc=\).*/\1..\/JastAddExtensions\/SootJastAddJ/" \
-e "s/.*\(polyglot.jar=\).*/\1..\/polyglotclasses-1.3.5.jar/" \
-e "s/.*\(jasmin.jar=\).*/\1..\/jasmin-dev\/lib\/jasminclasses-trunk.jar/" \
> soot-dev/ant.settings

# Change into the soot-dev directory and build the
# sootclasses-trunk.jar file, and change back out of the directory:
cd soot-dev
ant classesjar
cd ..

cp soot-dev/lib/sootclasses-trunk.jar .
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