Problem building JDK 8

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Wed Jan 7 14:49:41 UTC 2015

Hi Martin, Hadi,

I did the same (checked my own config.log files) and observed the same
think like Martin. But it seems that the "checking for.." lines are
only there for successful checks (look at other failed checks in
config log). Nevertheless I agree that it is strange that there's no
output at all before the error line.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 9:51 PM, Martin Buchholz <martinrb at> wrote:
> It's a mystery.  My own successful config.log snippet with latest jdk8u is
> below.  Why didn't your config.log contain "checking for FREETYPE"?  Maybe
> a pkg-config problem? Are you doing something crazy like defining
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH? Someone will need to debug configure, perhaps using bash
> -x configure...
> configure:31477: checking for cups/ppd.h
> configure:31477: result: yes
> configure:32103: checking for FREETYPE
> configure:32110: $PKG_CONFIG --exists --print-errors "freetype2"
> configure:32113: $? = 0
> configure:32126: $PKG_CONFIG --exists --print-errors "freetype2"
> configure:32129: $? = 0
> configure:32164: result: yes
> configure:32181: checking for freetype
> configure:32183: result: yes (using pkg-config)
> configure:34567: checking if we can compile and link with freetype
> configure:34592:  /usr/bin/g++-4.8 -o conftest  -I/usr/include/freetype2
>   conftest.cpp  -lfreetype >&5
> configure:34592: $? = 0
> configure:34594: result: yes
> configure:34653: checking if we should bundle freetype
> configure:34658: result: no

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