DEVTOOLS_PATH is the path to development tools that don't come
installed with the base system. On OS X nothing extra is needed
to build OpenJDK/bsd-port. For FreeBSD and OpenBSD it points to
/usr/local/bin to get things like zip, unzip, etc. If you need
to set it for OS X then something needs to be fixed.
Can you show the last 50 or so lines of the build failure when
DEVTOOLS_PATH is not set on your OS X build?
Sure. I've attached a file containing the output of my make command
(compilation didn't get very far before dying).
Thanks that helped. I see the issue with DEVTOOLS_PATH on OS X and will
fix it as soon as the forest is cleared of the corruption.