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Re: findutils on interix

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: findutils on interix
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 23:08:25 +0100

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:50 PM, Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 05/26/2011 01:10 AM, Markus Duft wrote:
>>> 2. modify the configure script to refuse to build findutils at all on
>>> Interix unless suacomp is installed [i.e. "make things worse"].
>> I'd be more for 2, as i'm currently contaminating a whole lot of packages 
>> with suacomp anyway (gnulib, coreutils, etc.).
> I would also strongly favor option 2, since gnulib recently documented
> that it will only target Interix with suacomp installed:
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-gnulib/2011-05/msg00368.html
> In other words, suacomp is not deemed a burden for that platform, and
> Interix without suacomp is unsupported by the very gnulib code you are
> trying to use to work around Interix deficiencies.

OK, well, if some gnulib-generated configure script enforces this
constraint (no gnulib without suacomp) then there's almost nothing to
on the findutils side apart from revert


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