Build problems on Ubuntu 8.04
Keith.McGuigan at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 21 10:13:26 PDT 2008
Kelly O'Hair wrote:
> For Linux and Solaris I could see such a thing, even with all the
> different Linux variations. But Windows... :^(
> You could restrict it to Windows&CYGWIN and starting from a cygwin shell,
> but I suspect that would not be satisfying all the Windows users.
> There are Windows&MKS and possibly Windows&OtherUnixToolSet, and
> would you need a configure.bat ??? :^(
Well... we could start with the currently supported platforms
(cygwin/mks) and then if someone else wants/needs to build with a
different unix toolset, they'd have to create the configure script for
that. We could start small.
> The fact that the JDK Makefiles want a fullpath to each tool makes
> life difficult,
> I understand why this was done, and maybe this also was part of the
> sanity issue around tools (the path to the specific tool being exact
> provided a minor sanity check?).
> Maybe the configure script creates this file for the Makefile system?
Yeah, that's kinda what I was thinking.
> In the long run I do think we need a configure step, just not sure
> when it could be done, or how far you want to take it.
I think the hardest thing would be establishing the process. Once we
have a configure script, we could slowly migrate things out of the
makefiles and into it for the things it makes sense to do.
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