Fix x11 header check

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Tue Mar 19 09:19:56 UTC 2013

On 2013-03-18 21:39, Omair Majid wrote:
> On 03/15/2013 03:55 PM, Omair Majid wrote:
>> In file included from
>> /builddir/build/BUILD/java-1.8.0-openjdk/jdk8/build/
>> /builddir/build/BUILD/java-1.8.0-openjdk/jdk8/jdk/src/solaris/native/sun/awt/awt_p.h:51:36:
>> fatal error: X11/extensions/Xrender.h: No such file or directory
>>   #include<X11/extensions/Xrender.h>
> So this one turns out to be a bug in how we use AC_CHECK_HEADERS. If I
> remove the package that provides this header file on my machine,
> configure tells me that the header is missing but does not indicate an
> error:
> checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
> checking for X11/extensions/shape.h... yes
> checking for X11/extensions/Xrender.h... no
> checking for X11/extensions/XTest.h... yes
> checking cups/cups.h usability... yes
> checking cups/cups.h presence... yes
> The documentation for AC_CHECK_HEADERS [1] states:
> """
> If action-if-found is given, it is additional shell code to execute when
> one of the header files is found
> """
> So what happens is that as long as the last header in the list
> [X11/extensions/shape.h X11/extensions/Xrender.h X11/extensions/XTest.h]
> is found, X11_A_OK is set to "yes", and the build continues.
> A one-line fix is:
Nice find and simple fix. The "break" is even mentioned in the 
documentation as a recommended way of solving this. I created:

8010277: Configure doesn't fail when Xrender.h is missing

> Thanks,
> Omair
> [1]

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