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Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?

From: Peter Johansson
Subject: Re: Could automake-generated Makefiles required GNU make?
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 11:53:37 -0500
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On 11/24/11 11:40 AM, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
On Thu, 24 Nov 2011, Peter Rosin wrote:

There is one possibly hard bootstrapping problem. What if you want to
deploy some package that does not need a C compiler on some system that
lacks both a C compiler and GNU Make? You would have problems there for
sure. Some number-crunching fortran-centric piece comes to mind, or some
locked down financial system where a cobol compiler or something is
present, but no C compiler.

Is it possible to run baseline Autoconf configure without a working C compiler? Automake depends on Autoconf.

Hi Bob,

You already know this, of course, but this is not about running Automake; this is about building projects that have Automake generated You don't need Autoconf to accomplish this but only whatever is required for './configure && make' to work.


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