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Re: [Help-gnucap] Compiling for FreeBSD

From: Felix Salfelder
Subject: Re: [Help-gnucap] Compiling for FreeBSD
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:07:41 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Apr 02, 2017 at 11:01:54PM -0600, alan somers wrote:
> The gmake issue isn't too bad.  Lots of software needs gmake when
> built on FreeBSD.  The bigger problem is that gnucap requires GCC.


> FreeBSD's default compiler is Clang, and GCC is a huge dependency to
> bring in.  It would be great if Gnucap would compile with Clang.  The
> following patch gets Gnucap to compile, but not link., with Clang.  I
> get link errors like this:

cannot reproduce. which clang? here
$ clang++ --version
clang version 3.8.1-16 (tags/RELEASE_381/final)
Target: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
InstalledDir: /usr/bin

> -CCC = g++
> +CCC = c++

thats implemented in make. type
$ make CCC=c++

but yes, configure should know about it. other projects have
./configure CXX=c++. we should do likewise. any volunteers?
(i'd prefer "CXX" over "CCC".)

> >>      I am note sure how the configure script could work on any system
> >> without this change as readline.h references a FILE* but does not
> >> include stdio.

autotools does is "right". if we don't switch, somebody can still port
that. (note that there is an autotools branch ...)


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