RFR: JDK-8029515 Building multiple configurations fails after removal of old build system

Dave Pointon dpointo8 at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Dec 9 16:39:03 UTC 2013

Hi Magnus ,

On Mon, 2013-12-09 at 13:43 +0100, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8029515
> When more than one configuration is present, a subset of these can be 
> selected using make CONF=x. If this subset contains more than one 
> configuration, the build will fail. This is due to a hard-coded 
> reference to the old name of the Makefile, which was not properly 
> updated when the old build system was removed and the names was changed.
> The additional excluded targets is due to the fact how Jprt.gmk is 
> included. It should really have been two files, one to be included 
> "globally", and one to be included by Main.gmk (with a proper SPEC). 
> This means that it's not possible to call JPRT-specific targets to 
> multiple configurations. Not that it's likely anyone needs that, though. 
> And it has not been working previously either. We plan to address this 
> later on, when we remove the global JPRT "bridge" targets.
> WebRev: 
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8029515-fix-building-with-multiple-configurations/webrev.01
> /Magnus

As a noobie with little to offer in any 'official' capacity, this seems
to me to be a most sensible move ... and the implementation looks good
as well.

Rgds ,
Dave Pointon FIAP MBCS

Now I saw, tho' too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count
the cost and before we we judge rightly of our strength to go thro'
with it - Robinson Crusoe

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