[PATCH] zerovm drops downloading fixlet
ahughes at redhat.com
Fri Aug 17 06:14:50 PDT 2012
----- Original Message -----
> On Thu, 2012-08-16 at 19:02 -0400, Andrew Hughes wrote:
> > > While investigating the other build issue with zero I noticed
> > > that
> > > when
> > > we build zerovm in its own directory the drops directory. This
> > > leads
> > > to
> > > extra unnecessary downloading. The attached patch solves it by
> > > just
> > > symlinking to the top level build drops directory.
> > >
> > > I intend to add this to the icedtea6 tree. I haven't investigated
> > > whether this is also a problem with 7.
> > As I've noted before, these add rules are not supported. The
> > correct
> > way to build Zero is with --enable-zero.
> Don't be silly, of course it is supported. Clearly I am supporting it
> You might not be interested in it, but it is something distros use
> autobuilders test. And --enable-zero isn't the same thing. That
> zero as main runtime. People use the zero addition (or other
> runtimes) to have additional runtimes instead of supplanting the
> one to have easy choice of runtime and make testing/comparing
Ok, I'll clarify; it's not supported *by me*. I have no intention of building
using this additional option. It's not used in my local builds, nor is it used
in Fedora or RHEL.
So if you want to keep it working, be prepared to fix issues that arise.
I certainly don't want continually nagging about such breakages, when there
are much higher priority items for me to be dealing with.
> > Thus, I'm not surprised if things with these add-zero rules are
> > broken
> > and you are welcome to fix them if you want, as long as you don't
> > affect
> > the standard build.
> Thanks, I will.
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