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Re: warnings

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: warnings
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 01:49:38 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 05:28:21PM -0600, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Felix Zielcke wrote:
>> Am Mittwoch, den 09.12.2009, 16:19 -0600 schrieb Bruce Dubbs:
>>> config.guess, config.sub, missing, mkinstalldirs, and install-sh are  
>>> only copied from /usr/share/automake-<version> as a part of automake. 
>>> AFAICT, they are not used in GRUB.  I'm pretty sure they are the same
>>> on all architectures, but I could be wrong about that. 
>> config.guess and config.sub are used by configure.
> Called yes, and it will give errors if not present, but is the output  
> used?  Looking at configure, I don't think so.

Yes.  All the checks that rely on ${host,target,build}_{os,cpu,vendor}
variables use those.

> P.S.  Some may ask why I am putting so much into the warnings generated  
> by the build process.  There are a few reasons.  First, I feel that  
> persistent warnings tend to make developers ignore ALL warnings and that  
> makes it very easy to miss something relevant.


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