Please review: JDK-8011348 "use of which in common/autoconf/ is not portable"

Omair Majid omajid at
Fri Apr 5 15:08:19 UTC 2013

On 04/02/2013 10:42 PM, Tim Bell wrote:
> I regret the fact that I did not test the fix for 8009988 (see below)
> when I reviewed it.  The script as written there assumes that the
> 'which' utility will return nothing if the command is not found.  On
> some platforms (Solaris and Windows/Cygwin to name two), the return is
> more like 'no autoconf-2.67 in $PATH'

'which' is supposed to be quite un-portable. Maybe it's best to use
something else? There are a few suggestions here:


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