bash configure: result from running a microsoft compiler was empty string

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Wed Apr 10 13:57:22 UTC 2019


Hello Vitaly,

When configure fails recognize the version of CL it usually means that 
either CL didn't launch correctly or that a non English locale is used 
so we don't recognize the output. In this case, since the recorded 
output is empty, I'm guessing the former. The failing wslpath line could 
be a lead. Perhaps we fail to put together a functioning PATH variable 
when extracting the Visual Studio environment from vsvars*.bat.

Could you try again with this patch so we can see what the PATH is set to?

diff -r a84fefde0543 make/autoconf/toolchain.m4
--- a/make/autoconf/toolchain.m4
+++ b/make/autoconf/toolchain.m4
@@ -357,6 +357,7 @@
        # for using basic Unix tools, so need to keep the original PATH.
        BASIC_APPEND_TO_PATH(PATH, $VS_PATH)
        BASIC_APPEND_TO_PATH(WSLENV, "PATH/l:LIB:INCLUDE")
+      $ECHO "PATH=$PATH"
        export WSLENV
      else
        # Reset path to VS_PATH. It will include everything that was on 
PATH at the time we

/Erik

On 2019-04-10 01:36, Vitaly Provodin wrote:
> HI David, Andrew,
>
> Thanks for the reply
>
> I ran /mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe directly, it produced the following log:
>
> $ /mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe
> Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.16.27030.1 for x64
> Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
>
> usage: cl [ option... ] filename... [ /link linkoption… ]
>
>
> Andrew,
>
> Thanks for providing me with the link to the actual doc. Now this command looks like:
>
> bash ./configure --with-boot-jdk=/mnt/c/Tools/Java/jdk-11.0.2 --with-toolchain-version=2017
>
> But the result the same :^(
> Please note I ran it in the clean environment that means I did not set any env variables.
>
> Suspicious lines in log:
> checking for Boot JDK... /mnt/c/Tools/Java/jdk-11.0.2
> checking Boot JDK version... java version "11.0.2" 2019-01-15 LTS  Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9-LTS)  Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.2+9-LTS, mixed mode)
> checking for java.exe in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for javac.exe in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for javadoc.exe in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for jar.exe in Boot JDK... ok
> checking for jarsigner.exe in Boot JDK... ok
> checking if Boot JDK is 32 or 64 bits... 64
> checking for local Boot JDK Class Data Sharing (CDS)... no, creation failed
>
> Not sure whether it can be ignored that CDS creation failed
> more log
>
> configure: Rewriting path to "/mnt/c/Windows/System32/OpenSSH"
> configure: Rewriting path to "/mnt/c/cygwin64/bin"
> /bin/wslpath: C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\.dnx\bin: Permission denied
> configure: Rewriting path to "/mnt/c/PROGRA~1/MICROS~2/Dnvm"
>
> and at the end
>
> configure: Will use user supplied compiler CC=/mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe
> checking resolved symbolic links for CC... no symlink
> configure: The C compiler (located as /mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe) does not seem to be the required microsoft compiler.
> configure: The result from running it was: ""
> configure: error: A microsoft compiler is required. Try setting --with-tools-dir.
> configure exiting with result code 1
>
> Thanks,
> Vitaly
>
>> On 10 Apr 2019, at 13:32, Andrew Luo <andrewluotechnologies at outlook.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Vitaly,
>>
>> Those instructions are out of date, just my original proposed patch.  What we eventually ended up committing is much simpler.
>>
>> See http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk/jdk/file/72f05350b4b3/doc/building.md for the latest instructions.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -Andrew
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: build-dev <build-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net> On Behalf Of David Holmes
>> Sent: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 10:25 PM
>> To: Vitaly Provodin <vitaly.provodin at jetbrains.com>; build-dev at openjdk.java.net
>> Subject: Re: bash configure: result from running a microsoft compiler was empty string
>>
>> Hi Vitaly,
>>
>> What do you see if you run:
>>
>> /mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe
>>
>> directly?
>>
>> Cheers,
>> David
>>
>> On 10/04/2019 1:35 pm, Vitaly Provodin wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm trying to compile OpenJDK 13 (using WSL and following this instructions http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2018-December/024316.html <http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/build-dev/2018-December/024316.html>), but when I use:
>>>
>>> $ bash ./configure --with-boot-jdk=/mnt/c/Tools/Java/jdk-11.0.2 \
>>>      --with-tools-dir="C:\Tools\VS\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary" \
>>>      --with-ucrt-dll-dir="C:\Tools\WindowsKits\10\bin\10.0.17763.0\x64\ucrt”
>>>
>>> it fail, with the following message:
>>>
>>> . . .
>>> configure: Will use user supplied compiler
>>> CC=/mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx6
>>> 4/x64/cl.exe checking resolved symbolic links for CC... no symlink
>>> configure: The C compiler (located as /mnt/c/Tools/VS/2017/Community/VC/Tools/MSVC/14.16.27023/bin/Hostx64/x64/cl.exe) does not seem to be the required microsoft compiler.
>>> configure: The result from running it was: ""
>>> configure: error: A microsoft compiler is required. Try setting --with-tools-dir.
>>> configure exiting with result code 1
>>>
>>> It looks like the cause of this failure is in the empty string
>>>
>>> configure: The result from running it was: “"
>>>
>>> Please note I tried the following
>>> - to run vcvars64.bat then start WSL (ubuntu)
>>> - just start WSL (ubuntu) wiothout vcvars64.bat anyway I got the above
>>> message.
>>>
>>> I'm using windows 10 64 bits
>>>
>>> Could you please give me advice what I should do?
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>> Vitaly
>>>


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