Re: ./configure in debian/rules
Miles Bader <email@example.com> writes:
> Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> the type of system on which the package will run. By default it
>> is the same as the build machine. Specifying it enables the
>> cross-compilation mode.
>> There's a long archived discussion on the Autoconf mailing list about it.
> Is there a one-sentence summary of the reason for the change?
It's been a while, and I'm not sure that I completely followed the
discussion and all of the arguments. However, if I were to hazard an
attempt, I'd say:
The new behavior is easier to explain, easier for humans to predict
in the presence of auto-generated arguments to --host and --build,
and easier to implement in Autoconf.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>