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Re: Arguments to configure

From: Sébastien Hinderer
Subject: Re: Arguments to configure
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2018 08:14:43 +0200

Dear Gavin,

Many thanks for your response!

Gavin Smith (2018/10/04 19:10 +0100):
> On Wed, Oct 03, 2018 at 12:10:49PM +0200, Sébastien Hinderer wrote:
> > Coming to the directory I was talking about, it is currently called
> > "target-bindir" and is used to define where the bytecode interpreter,
> > ocamlrun, will reside on the target system. This is something the
> > compiler running on the host needs to know because it adds a line like
> > #!/path/to/ocamlrun/on/target/system
> > at the beginning of the bytecode executables it produces, so that they
> > can then be run as regular executable programs on the target. Does all
> > this make sense? Perhaps autoconf has a different way of handling such
> > settings?
> Could this be a subdirectory of one of the standard installation 
> directories?
> For example, your "target-bindir" could be set from libexecdir, and
> be /usr/local/libexec/ocamalrun by default.

Well to be honest I have so far not been able to discuss with the
developers who are actually using this feature. However, at first sight
I'd say I don't think this is something we want to enforce.

Thanks agian for your suggestion!


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