Re: ./configure in debian/rules
Thomas Bushnell BSG <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm one of the people who actually helped design the GNU Makefile and
> configure standards, and --host does not "signal that you're
> cross-compiling." What signals that you are cross-compiling is a
> disagreement between --host and --build.
That's the old way. Autoconf changed this in the current releases. Now,
specifying --host signals that you're cross-compiling, whether it
disagrees or not.
Yes, this was not a backward compatible change. A lot of people were
upset about it. And yes, it was a change in the GNU Makefile and
configure standards. But see the current Autoconf manual:
the type of system on which the package will run. By default it
is the same as the build machine. Specifying it enables the
There's a long archived discussion on the Autoconf mailing list about it.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>