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Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Re: `--prefix /foo' mishandled in sub-configure invocation
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 18:39:37 -0800

Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> > Rather, I'd like to understand why you post-parse the arguments, since
> > that's the actual bottom line.
> Yep. I guess you know :-)
> Working around deficiencies of my "favorite" friends:
> AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS and AC_ARG_VARS wrt. to deep packages and
> Canadian-Cross support.
> What I am doing basically is letting toplevel configure scripts set up
> configure-script arguments, environment variables (CC etc) and build
> directories (eg. --with-target-subdir) for several sub-packages,
> processing canonicalization tripples, prefixes etc.
> Another topic related to this is dynamically setting up config-subdirs
> (Working around the "you should use literals"-issue).

I happen to know of a package that can be used to easily
specify command line options and then generate all the
horrific shell scripting needed to handle options with
optional arguments automatically.....:-)

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