make sanity RFE

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Wed Aug 27 21:49:24 UTC 2008

If you're running on Ubuntu, the makefiles could check for the
installed-ness of various build-time dependencies.
The Ubuntu packagers (i.e. doko) must already have such a list.


On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Jonathan Gibbons
<Jonathan.Gibbons at> wrote:
> For the first time, I've been trying a full complete build of OpenJDK
> (full open+closed forest.)
> I'm building on Ubuntu, and the build has now failed a second time
> because of a missing command -- or more specifically, a command which
> is not installed by default.  The first command was msgfmt, the latest
> was bb. I do not know if there are more to come.
> It would be nice if make sanity had a mechanism for a quick existence
> check for commands that are likely to be required during the build, so
> that missing commands can be detected and reported early, and not
> one at a time at the end of a long build.
> -- Jon

More information about the build-dev mailing list