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Re: Noooooooooo!

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: Noooooooooo!
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 21:09:47 +0000

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> This ignores the fact that some users get this warning not because they
> are using unprefixed tools, but rather because they are using compiler
> wrappers like mpicc, mpxlc etc.  And they may not even really do cross
> compiling, it may just be that their system consists of two units, a
> compile one and a (massively parallel) compute one.  IMVHO it is quite
> unusual to ask them to add symlinks to some weird names.

I've been in those situations too.  And I added the symlinks using the
expected names anyway.  But that was my choice.

> I think we should keep a warning (so that unwary users get aware that
> they *may* be using the wrong tools), but not the current one.  Proposed
> replacement:
>   configure: WARNING: using cross tools not prefixed with host triplet

That proposed new warning looks fine to me.


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