bash configure fails on missing javah

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Wed Jan 3 04:05:28 UTC 2018

I agree configure should not fail if javah is not found.  A high quality
configure test would first check if javac -h works, then fall back to javah
if that works, regardless of the boot jdk's version.

On Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 6:33 AM, Nir Lisker <nlisker at> wrote:

> I'm trying to build OpenJDK 11 as instructed here:
> When executing `bash configure
> --with-import-modules=jfx_path\rt\build\modular-sdk`
> (I've build JavaFX) the build fails:
> checking for java in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for javac in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for javah in Boot JDK... not found
> configure: Your Boot JDK seems broken. This might be fixed by explicitly
> setting --with-boot-jdk
> configure: error: Could not find javah in the Boot JDK
> configure exiting with result code 1
> The boot JDK is 10, which does not have javah anymore, so it is no
> surprise. I could point boot JDK to a previous version, but I don't think I
> should need to. What I should do?
> Nir

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