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Re: Require `make' when configuring?

From: Tim Cross
Subject: Re: Require `make' when configuring?
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 13:09:06 +1000

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 2:26 AM, Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 07/29/11 08:38, Deniz Dogan wrote:
>> Should we add "make" to "progs" in autogen.sh?
> My kneejerk reaction is "no", because autogen.sh is
> for the early stages of automatically-generating files
> needed for 'make'; it does not use 'make' or 'gcc'
> or etc. itself.
> It's not practical for autogen.sh to check for all
> possible things that can go wrong during
> a 'make' (missing headers, libraries, bad compilers, etc.),
> and a missing 'make' falls into the category of
> "possible things that can go wrong during a 'make'".

I would have thought checking for make and such was the role of
configure? Especially as this is a test that would want to be done
when building from a tarball while autogen.sh is something done only
when building from bzr and you need to generate the configure script.


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