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Re: AR environment variable

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: AR environment variable
Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 02:10:23 +0100

Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Saturday 04 November 2006 12:24, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Robert Connolly <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > Hello. While building Coreutils with Intel's compiler I noticed the AR
>> > environment variable is being ignored, and 'ar' is being used regardless
>> > of "AR=another_ar".
>> >
>> > The top level Makefile needs to pass AR down to lib/Makefile.
>> That shouldn't be necessary.
>> Run make like this, and it will do what you want:
>>   make AR=another_ar ...
> you *could* do that, but it seems silly to have all of the toolchain related
> env variables properly respected except for AR

I see your point, but this seems unusual enough
that I wonder if it's even worth talking about.

Do you want to send in a patch?

If it's worth writing a patch for coreutils, then it might
even be worth writing a new macro for autoconf.

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