GNU Make 4.0

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at
Mon Oct 13 09:05:27 UTC 2014


The patch from Omair will likely be needed for building hotspot. Your 
failure is much earlier though. There are some subtle differences in 
make 3.82 and 4.0 regarding escaping of $ in certain situations. This 
caused some trouble with referring to inner classes from makefiles. I 
did some improvements in this area at some point but don't remember 
exactly when. When you say not up to date, how old is that? I'm pretty 
sure that jdk8 at release was buildable with make 4.0, but I may be wrong.


On 2014-10-10 21:39, Omair Majid wrote:
> * Salter, Thomas A <Thomas.Salter at> [2014-10-10 14:23]:
>> Are there any known issues with using GNU Make 4.0 to build OpenJDK8?
> Yes. I had to add this patch in Fedora to build with Make 4.0:
> Cheers,
> Omair

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