RFR: JDK-8201263: Traling backslash in VS120COMNTOOLS leads to ugly error message when running tests

Mikael Vidstedt mikael.vidstedt at oracle.com
Fri Apr 6 22:04:26 UTC 2018

Please review this change which addresses a minor issue when running tests on some Windows machines.

Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8201263
Webrev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mikael/webrevs/8201263/webrev.00/open/ <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mikael/webrevs/8201263/webrev.00/open/>

* Background (from the bug)

When running tests using Make on a (Windows) machine where VS120COMNTOOLS is set an error message is generated.

/bin/sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `"'
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file

The message is generated by this logic in test/TestCommon.gmk:

ifneq ($(VS120COMNTOOLS), )

The problem is that the VS120COMNTOOLS variable typically looks something like:

$ echo $VS120COMNTOOLS
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\Tools\

Of particular interest is the fact that it has a trailing backslash. When used in the make file that means it will all be expanded to something like:

JTREG_BASIC_OPTIONS += ... $(shell cygwin -m "c:\<path>\Common7\Tools\")

When that in turn gets executed the backslash will escape the last double quote which means that the quotes are no longer paired.

* Fix

The fix removes the trailing backslash (if there is one). I verified the fix locally, and I’m running more CI testing on it now.


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