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Re: [PATCH v2 2/9] configure: cross-compiling without cross_prefix

From: Paolo Bonzini
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/9] configure: cross-compiling without cross_prefix
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:15:06 +0100
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On 26/10/20 16:33, Joelle van Dyne wrote:
> Just to be clear, you're in favor of removing the
> --enable-cross-compile option? I can do that if others agree but I'm
> not sure what the downside of adding this extra option is?

For me the downside is that it's not clear that --cross-prefix=foo-
implies --enable-cross-compile.


> -j
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 12:54 AM Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini@redhat.com> wrote:
>> On 25/10/20 20:24, Joelle van Dyne wrote:
>>> As the patch stands --cross-prefix="" works but I like having the
>>> --enable-cross-compile option because it's more clear of the intention
>>> (in logs and such). I've been struggling to come up with a concise
>>> modification to the help text for --cross-prefix that explains that
>>> empty PREFIX is allowed and why you would want to do that.
>> --cross-prefix=PREFIX enable cross compilation, using PREFIX
>>                       in front of compile tools
>> Paolo

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