RFR: JDK-8195689 Remove generated-configure.sh and instead use autoconf
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Thu Jan 18 17:46:59 UTC 2018
On 1/18/18 8:39 AM, Erik Joelsson wrote:
> 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.
OK, thanks for the clarification.
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