Magnus Ihse Bursie magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com
Wed Sep 10 08:17:07 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-09 13:55, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:
> On 2014-09-08 10:11, Erik Joelsson wrote:
>> 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.
> Indeed they are, and they are unfortunately not possible to modify. :-(

However, we can do some magic in the wrapper script to at least improve 
the situation. I've been thinking about that before, and now at least I 
opened a bug to track that idea: 


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