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Re: Another snag.. extension detection

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: Another snag.. extension detection
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:42:23 -0500

On Nov 18, 2007 10:11 AM, Benoit Sigoure <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2007, at 9:02 AM, NightStrike wrote:
> > I hit another snag in my project.  I am building a runtime as a
> > component of a cross compiler.  Configure has to determine the various
> > tools to use (denoted by passing --host=xx to configure), and I use
> > all of the AC_PROG_XX macros.  This may be an autoconf issue instead
> > of automake, but what happens is that configure tries to test for the
> > default extention of exe files.  The compiler doesn't make exe files,
> > however, because there is no runtime (chicken, egg).
> >
> > Will automake be ok if I just do AC_CHECK_TOOL for gcc and g++ instead
> > of AC_PROG_CC and AC_PROG_CXX?
> Can't you populate the right cache variables to set the results you
> want without going through the tests?  It's a kludge, but it's less
> kludgy than what Ralf suggested, or so I think.

I'm not really sure what that means, nor how to do it.  Are you
suggesting distributing a configure cache?  Wouldn't that defeat the
purpose of using configure?

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