Uploaded image for project: 'JDK'
  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8284772

8u GHA: Use GCC Major Version Dependencies Only

    XMLWordPrintable

    Details

    • Introduced In Build:
      b01
    • Introduced In Version:
    • Resolved In Build:
      b01
    • CPU:
      generic
    • OS:
      generic

      Description

      Major versions of GCC often cause problems with OpenJDK. Fedora's eager adoption of them means we often encounter these early. JDK-8282231 is just the latest example from the introduction of GCC 12.

      However, the GHA workflow in OpenJDK doesn't just depend on a major version of GCC - which is actually contained in the Ubuntu package name of gcc-9 itself - but the full revision number, even down to local packaging changes.

      I believe this is overkill and leads to valuable time being wasted on issues like JDK-8283778 where the GCC version itself didn't change at all, just the Ubuntu version suffix.

      Rather than maintain this for 8u, I suggest we just depend on gcc-9 which is already a pretty modern version for 8u. I have yet to see an issue be specific to a minor GCC version bump, whereas the current setup is pretty much guaranteed to mean further fixes to the GitHub workflow every time the Ubuntu packager produces a new build.

        Attachments

          Issue Links

            Activity

              People

              Assignee:
              andrew Andrew Hughes
              Reporter:
              andrew Andrew Hughes
              Votes:
              0 Vote for this issue
              Watchers:
              4 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                Created:
                Updated:
                Resolved: