strange configure error on Linux Mint 18.3

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at
Tue Apr 24 13:51:42 UTC 2018

On 04/24/2018 03:25 PM, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
>> Have you tried "apt build-dep openjdk-9"? This should install all the
>> necessary build dependencies.
> This is cool! I did not know that.
> Unfortunately it seems not to work on my box:
> thomas at mint18 /shared/projects/openjdk/jdk-jdk/source $ sudo apt-get
> build-dep openjdk-9
> Reading package lists... Done
> E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list

You need to add the corresponding "deb-src" entries for the "deb"
entries in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

On my Debian box, it looks like this:

deb unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src unstable main contrib non-free

For Linux Mint, you need to use the corresponding line from the
Linux Mint mirrors. After editing the sources.list, you need to
run "apt update".

> :) Sure. As I wrote, I think the bug would be that configure does not
> display nice "you should run apt-get xxxxx" messages like it used to.
>> PS: If you are using a real Debian instead of Linux Mint, you get a
>>      free Multi-Arch environment for free and can easily cross-build
>>      OpenJDK for all the architectures found in Debian. Let me know
>>      if you want me to write up a small HowTo.
> Such a braindump from you would be surely welcome.

I just realized I already did that:


Needs some updating though.


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