Round two Re: Please review fix for 6819847 [Re: [Fwd: Problems with building jmx for OpenJDK.]]

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at
Tue Mar 31 20:29:10 UTC 2009

2009/3/31 Tim Bell <Tim.Bell at>:
> I wrote:
>> One question - if the user goes to the trouble to set any of
>> (See the comments in jdk/make/common/Defs.gmk starting at line 127),
>> should we assume they must really, really want the binary plugs and force
>> IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=true?  Or have them set it as well?
>> I am thinking we shouldn't do this automatically.  I notice in the logs
>> that JPRT is setting these even when IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=false.
> Review feedback convinced me to reverse that last statement.
> Here is round two - please take a look:
> With these changes the default behavior is as if IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=false
> Unless the user explicitly sets any of the PLUGS variables:
> Setting these will force IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=true
> The other case is if a user outside the Sun network sets
> IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS=true.  Here they will need to set one of the
> ALT_..._BINARY_PLUGS variables to point to the plugs anyway.

That suggests to me that outside Sun, there is no need for
IMPORT_BINARY_PLUGS at all (i.e. its value is implied by the presence
of one of the path variables).  However, I assume it is needed inside
Sun, for whatever reason.

> Thanks in advance for feedback-
> Tim Bell

Andrew :-)

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