RFR: JDK-8195689 Remove generated-configure.sh and instead use autoconf

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Thu Jan 18 15:42:32 UTC 2018


On 1/18/18 5:28 AM, Magnus Ihse Bursie wrote:

>
> * Only a specific version of autoconf, 2.69, can be used, to avoid 
> large code changes in the generated file. Unfortunately, Ubuntu ships 
> a version of autoconf that claims to be 2.69 but is actually heavily 
> patched. This requires all Ubuntu users to compiler their own autoconf 
> from source. 
Can you provide more details here?  My recent experience is that some 
older versions of Ubuntu are OK, with respect to autoconf 2.69.  Is 
there are list somewhere of which versions of Ubuntu are good and which 
are bad?

-- Jon


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