RFR: JDK-8197571 Change storage location for generated-configure.sh

Thomas Stüfe thomas.stuefe at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 13:47:03 UTC 2018

Hi Magnus,

Thanks a lot for fixing this! I tried my configuration as described in
earlier mails, and the configure scripts gets now created in the output
directory as expected.

Some notes:

- would it be possible to write out the path name of the generated
configure shell script?
- No concern of mine, because I never do this, but just something I noted
when looking at the change: it seems before the patch it was possible to
start the make from any subdirectory within the source tree and still have
the build configuration written to source tree root. That would not work
anymore, now builds inside the source tree have to be started from the root
of the source tree?

Kind Regards, Thomas

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 2:09 PM, Magnus Ihse Bursie <
magnus.ihse.bursie at oracle.com> wrote:

> In JDK-8195689, the generated-configure.sh was no longer checked in, but
> locally generated. The selected location for generation ($TOPDIR/.build)
> was not unproblematic for some use cases. This patch attempts remedy this.
> The new behaviour will be this:
>  * If run from $TOPDIR, the storage directory will be
> $TOPDIR/build/.configure-support.
>  * If run from $CUSTOM_ROOT, the storage directory will be
> $CUSTOM_ROOT/build/.configure-support.
>  * If run from any other directory (about to become the build output
> directory for the configuration), the storage directory will be
> $PWD/configure-support.
> This will allow "rm -rf $TOPDIR/build" to function as before to remove all
> build artifacts. It will allow configuration created in out-of-tree
> directories to have the script generated locally.
> I could not put the output file in build/$BUILD/configure-support, since
> the $BUILD name is not yet determined. I did not want to put it in
> build/configure-support, since that would make it look like a configuration
> to the code that enumerates configurations in build.
> I hope this addresses all issues that has been raised.
> Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8197571
> WebRev: http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~ihse/JDK-8197571-change-storage-
> location-for-generated-configure/webrev.01
> /Magnus

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