On 2018-02-10 12:29, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 9:12 AM, Alan Bateman <alan.bate...@oracle.com>

On 08/02/2018 17:49, Erik Joelsson wrote:

The check for when to generate the generated configure script is not
working quite as expected. It currently only compares timestamps if the
local repository has any local changes in the make/autoconf directory. This
used to make sense when we had a committed generated script, but now we
actually do need to regenerate any time an input file is newer than the
generated script.

Bug: https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8196356

In addition to `hg status` showing no changes, I think it will continue to
confuse people to generate it into a hidden directory. Was there any
consideration to generating into a regular directory?

I agree. Also, we still generate the configure.sh into the source tree even
if the output directory is somewhere else. I always keep my output
directories separate from the source tree. Sometimes my source directory is
even on a read-only share. I would prefer and also expect any temporary
files to be placed in the output directory resp. the current directory, not
in the source tree. Would that be possible?
As discussed in another thread, the current behaviour is no good when running configure outside the source tree root. We should definitely fix that (I thought Volker were going to publish a RFR but that didn't happen; I'll pick up the ball and submit a RFR). With that in place, the behaviour will in principle be that the output is in the current directory.


Thanks and Kind Regards, Thomas


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