when to reconfigure?

Erik Joelsson erik.joelsson at oracle.com
Mon Aug 5 11:10:52 UTC 2013

On 2013-07-26 21:13, Jonathan Gibbons wrote:
> On 07/26/2013 11:58 AM, Tim Bell wrote:
>> Hi Jon:
>>> Build folk,
>>> I want to writing a script that loops over recent changesets, and 
>>> builds JDK each time.  One factor to take into account is that I 
>>> will occasionally need to rerun the configure script.
>>> Is it enough to see if (just) the generated-configure.sh has 
>>> changed? Or, do I need to check if any other files may have changed 
>>> as well
>> The generated-configure.sh files (there are two, one in open, one in 
>> closed) are supposed to be regenerated and checked in whenever any of 
>> the open/closed .m4 files are touched.
>> From time to time, we get OpenJDK fixes that involve the 
>> common/autoconf/*.m4 files.  In this case, even if the open 
>> generated-configure.sh file is updated and checked in as per the 
>> normal procedure, someone inside Oracle needs to step in and push an 
>> update to the closed generated-configure.sh.  The closed side of the 
>> build will be broken until one of us does this.  Yes, this is 
>> unfortunate, but we do not have a better solution so far.
>> In summary, you should also look for updates to the .m4 files.
>> Tim
> Thanks. Yes, in the end I simply checked the entire contents of the 
> autoconf directory.
This would be the best solution in my opinion as it also covers the spec 
source files.

> --Jon

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