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Re: ./configure in debian/rules

Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> writes:
> Pjotr Kourzanov <peter.kourzanov@xs4all.nl> wrote:

>>    In a number of packages (e.g., busybox, dash and many more) the
>> debian/rules Makefile calls ./configure without --host argument. This
>> makes the life quite difficult for cross-compilation - for every
>> such package I need to add --host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) to every
>> configure invocation in debian/rules.

> Were can I read up on how and why I should do this?  AFAIR, the policy
> mentions this variable in the section about debian/rules, but does not
> make their use mandatory.

Hm, I've only been doing this in packages that use AC_CANONICAL_HOST.  Is
there benefit to doing this even with packages that don't care at all
about the system type and don't even include config.guess and config.sub
in the source package?

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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