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Re: Autoconf will (not?) detect cross-tools unprefixed

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Autoconf will (not?) detect cross-tools unprefixed
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2008 08:01:22 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-07-21)

* Eric Blake wrote on Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 07:12:07AM CEST:
> Should the "Specifying Names" section of the manual give an
> example of how to name tools in order to avoid the warning?

Sounds good, yes.

> Does anyone have a quick example of where using a non-prefixed
> tool name leads to bugs?

./configure --build=i686-pc-linux-gnu --host=i586-mingw32msvc

If configure finds i586-mingw32msvc-gcc, but only unprefixed ar and
ranlib, things are going to break pretty quickly.  ;-)

> Maybe the warning message should
> give a link to the manual on how to avoid the warning?

Dunno.  (It would probably help if somebody who doesn't understand the
warning addresses this ;-)


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