correct version of the autoconf tools?
thomas.stuefe at gmail.com
Mon Dec 19 14:57:20 UTC 2016
On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM, Erik Joelsson <erik.joelsson at oracle.com>
> 2.69 is the version we require. However, the latest Ubuntu release has a
> different 2.69 bundled, where they cherry picked some changes from
> upstream, without changing the version string. The runstatedir stuff is
> part of that.
> Personally I sometimes include the generated file in my webrev and
> sometimes not. It's quite big so saves a bit of upload time if excluded. I
> very rarely look at it while reviewing. It's assumed to be correctly
Ah, I had the feeling this was the reason. Difference was between the
Ubuntu version of autoconf and a self-built one, both claiming to be 2.69.
But the Ubuntu version supported -runstatedir. Thank you for clarifying!
> On 2016-12-19 11:15, Thomas Stüfe 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 libjvm_db.so and libjvm_dtrace.so 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?
>> if yes, should it only diff minimally?
>> Thank you!
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