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Re: Where did the Cygwin and Mingw checks go?

From: Mo DeJong
Subject: Re: Where did the Cygwin and Mingw checks go?
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 10:58:02 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> --- Mo DeJong <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> > Why would this depend on uname? I was under the impression that
> > autoconf would just try to compile conftest.c and then find
> > the obj extension by looking for files named conftest.*,
> > filtering out conftest.c and then using whatever was left
> > (either conftest.o or conftest.obj). That might have changed,
> > but it seems to be the way I remember it.
> > 
> It has been discussed as a possibility to use uname instead of the compile and
> link method.  If uname doesn't exist you just specify the parts that would 
> have
> been guessed or a generic uname script supplied by autoconf figures it out.  I
> don't know if the discussion has become code yet.
> Cheers,

Why would you want to use uname? I could see making an argument
for using the build and host info from config.guess. Is that
what you are suggesting?

Mo DeJong
Red Hat Inc

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