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Re: Autoconf on new platforms

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: Autoconf on new platforms
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:37:39 +1000
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Dan Kalowsky <address@hidden> writes:
> build a binary
> and execute it (as per many of the resulting autoconf tests do)

When cross compiling, autoconf doesn't (or shouldn't) need to execute
anything.  It will need to be able to link an executable though (ie. a
program with a main()), since that's how the existance of library
functions is checked.

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