Re: ./configure in debian/rules
Am Donnerstag, 9. März 2006 03:12 schrieb Russ Allbery:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com> 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
> cross-compilation mode.
That's insane. However, it doen't say anything about the sitution of --build
and --host are used and both contain the same value.
Work-around for the compiler could be to ship with symbolic links, e.g.
gcc -> gcc-4.0 -> i686-linux-gcc-4.0
Now autoconf has no problem in finding the proper compiler even if not really
cross-compiling, does it?
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