make sanity RFE

Jonathan Gibbons Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 27 22:32:27 UTC 2008


-- Jon

Dalibor Topic wrote:
> Jonathan Gibbons 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
> sudo apt-get build-dep openjdk-6
> should get you the necessary build dependencies installed.
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

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