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Re: utility programs used during build

From: Warren Turkal
Subject: Re: utility programs used during build
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2004 15:02:11 -0600
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Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> On Thu, 2004-01-15 at 12:41, Warren Turkal wrote:
>> This assumes that something sets those variables still (autoconf).
> Just add something similar to this
> or
> AS_IF([$build != $host],
> to your

Then you are still manually setting up this stuff.

> If you additionally split build-compiled tools into a separate directory
> + which contains CC = @CC_FOR_BUILD@ you can use
> automake-generated rules there.
> If you want a clean way, you'd have to split buildtools and
> host-packages into separate (sub) packages and write a costomized
> toplevel configure-script to parse and set the configure options for
> build- and host- compile packages.

This is just a hack. I have seen this solution proposed before. It is not
conceptually another package. Why treat it that way? I would like to have
one configure script per package.

> automake isn't the actual problem. The actual problem is autoconf
> support for build-compilation, because supporting build- and host-
> compilation/checks would require to duplicate almost all autoconf
> checks/variables etc.

Automake is part of the problem.

Warren Turkal
President, GOLUM, Inc.

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