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

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Thu Jan 18 16:39:09 UTC 2018



On 2018-01-18 07:42, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> 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?
>
I know 16.04 is bad and 14.04 is good. Likely other non LTS versions are 
bad as well. The point is though that with this change, we won't need to 
care anymore. The autoconf in Ubuntu still works fine for building the 
product. We just don't like it now because it introduces spurious 
changes in the history for generated-configure.sh.

/Erik


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