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Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p

From: Harlan Stenn
Subject: Re: 1.8 and mkdir_p
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 23:58:52 -0800

> > [1] There are people who think a config.guess output that says:
> >
> >  i686-pc-linux-gnu
> >
> > is "normal", while some of us feel that is a particularly useless value a=
> nd
> > would prefer to see something like:
> >
> >  i686-pc-redhat7.3
> >
> > instead, just like the original documentation spec'd out.
> >
> The differences between ALL of the various linux-gnu implementations are
> so slight that they are far more suited to feature tests than something
> like this.

Are you really serious?  What is the "domain" of these similarities?

- RC files?
- packaging mechanism?
- automount filesystem selection based on different OS versions?

> Libtool, probably the greatest user of config.guess output, manages just
> fine to assume "all GNU/Linux is similar enough".

autoconf/configure is by no means the only consumer of config.guess output.


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