Build problems on Ubuntu 8.04
Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 21 15:08:08 PDT 2008
One thing that would be a great initial first step would be an inventory
of all the
tools and commands needed for OpenJDK, together with suggested references
of where to find the tools. I'm thinking this would be a great reference
OpenJDK website somewhere.
Roman Kennke wrote:
> Am Montag, den 21.04.2008, 19:10 +0200 schrieb Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen:
>> Kelly O'Hair skrev den 21-04-2008 18:11:
>>> Roman Kennke wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> I've just setup a box with the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 8.04, and see
>>>> a number of problems:
>>>> Minor: make sanity does not check for gawk and c++, although the build
>>>> requires them. Maybe there are some more of these, but this is what I
>>> We never have done sanity checks on all the unix command tools.
>>> The sanity checks on the compilers usually involved finding the version
>>> number and verifying it, but even then it might only result in a warning.
>>> Over the past few years, most of the fatal sanity checks have been
>>> relaxed to warnings to allow for maximum flexibility. Most compilers
>>> and tools between Solaris, Windows, Linux, etc. are rather inconsistent
>>> when it comes to getting their version string.
>>> But I suppose we could always check for at least their existence.
>>> Verifying the Linux package list is very difficult to maintain for all
>>> variations of Linux.
>>> I'm open to solutions here.
>> Would a reasonable approach be setting up a configure script (GNU
>> autoconf) to detect the appropriate things that will work (i.e. using
>> bash instead of dash, is gawk or awk available) etc, and then use the
>> output from that?
> I think that's a great idea, and we could look at what IcedTea does in
> this respect...
> Cheers, Roman
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