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

Jonathan Gibbons 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.
>
> /Erik

OK, thanks for the clarification.

-- Jon


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