correct version of the autoconf tools?

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at
Mon Dec 19 10:35:46 UTC 2016

I think it's still 2.69 - at least that's what pretends:

#! /bin/sh
# Guess values for system-dependent variables and create Makefiles.
# Generated by GNU Autoconf 2.69 for OpenJDK jdk9.

In general you don't have to really care because it has to be
re-generated on Oracle's side anyway. But I think providing a version
of within the webrev is just a convenience for
reviewers (and a double-check for you).

I'm actually not sure why you get unrelated changes in the file when
using autoconf 2.69?


On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Thomas Stüfe <thomas.stuefe at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> What is the correct version of the autoconf tools to use when regenerating
> I am generating with autoconf 2.69 and get a number of diffs unrelated to
> my change, among others:
> +  -runstatedir | --runstatedir | --runstatedi | --runstated \
> +  | --runstate | --runstat | --runsta | --runst | --runs \
> etc. I see option runstatedir has been removed in "8166937: [Solaris]
> Missing and from JDK 9 b138". Was that
> delibarate? Am I using the wrong autoconf?
> Or, asked another way, should I even care? When providing webrevs for
> changes in m4 files, should I also provide an updated configure script? And
> if yes, should it only diff minimally?
> Thank you!
> Thomas

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