Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Sep 8 08:11:59 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-08 03:45, David Holmes wrote:
> On 6/09/2014 11:20 PM, pointo1d wrote:
>> Hi all ,
>> Whilst perusing the output from the command $ bash configure --help, in
>> connection with enabling/disabling parts of the build, I notice the use
>> of the terms FEATURE and PACKAGE but with little further information -
> Aren't they "legacy" configure terminology?
I think so too. The help output from configure has a portion added by 
autoconf, which is very general to configure scripts and may not apply 
completely to the configure script in OpenJDK.

> David H.
>> could anyone enlighten me as to the meaning and also possible values,
>> for these terms ?
>> Methinx that there may be the opporchancity to raise a usability 'issue'
>> and suggest and indeed implement, its' fix :-)
>> TIA ,

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