Re: [debian-devel] autoconf AC_SYS_LARGEFILE
> On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 09:18:28PM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> > I have traced it to the AC_SYS_LARGEFILE autoconf macro (autoconf 2.57),
> > it outputs the following in config.log:
> > What is going on here? Any ideas?
> (_AC_SYS_LARGEFILE_TEST_INCLUDES includes the failing code), it is never
> checked if it finds a gcc. maybe your forget to call AC_PROG_CC before?
Actually, if it relies on AC_PROG_CC being called, but doesn't AC_REQUIRE
it, isn't it broken, then? However, a simple
sequence causes gcc to be checked for, so you might have set GCC to some value
in your build environment?
> | while :; do
> | # IRIX 6.2 and later do not support large files by default,
> | # so use the C compiler's -n32 option if that helps.
> | AC_LANG_CONFTEST([AC_LANG_PROGRAM([_AC_SYS_LARGEFILE_TEST_INCLUDES])])
> | AC_COMPILE_IFELSE(, [break])
> | CC="$CC -n32"
> | AC_COMPILE_IFELSE(, [ac_cv_sys_largefile_CC=' -n32'; break])
> | break
> | done
Anyway, it doesn't explain why the test loops, because as far as I can see,
the break really does match the while (I'd be *very* carefull putting a
break in there somewhere - a nested if might be more robust), in particular
the break at the end of the while loop. Maybe the loop was caused by
AC_SYS_LARGEFILE being called repeatedly?
Anyway, just my 2¢...
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