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Re: cygwin -mno-cygwin AC_CHECK_SIZEOF

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: cygwin -mno-cygwin AC_CHECK_SIZEOF
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 06:43:10 -0700
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According to Bob Rossi on 12/1/2006 5:28 AM:
>>> And the fact that you are now telling configure the truth that you are
>>> cross-compiling, even though the cross binaries are executable, may be
>>> enough for autoconf to try harder for discovering how AC_CHECK_SIZEOF
>>> should behave without tripping up on line endings (and if that is not
>>> the case, maybe we should consider patching autoconf to make it happen
>>> that way).
>> Or have autoconf use some other tool that does not do binary processing
>> (e.g., awk or tr) instead of cat, which would enable the text mount
>> solution.
> I really think this is the current best solution, that is, to modify
> autoconf to not use cat. Either that, or simply don't put the \n in the
> AC_CHECK_SIZEOF macro. I'm not sure why that is done in the first place.

Avoiding the troublesome line ending seems best to me.

> If
>   fprintf(f, "%d\n", sizeof($1));
> was changed to
>   fprintf(f, "%d", sizeof($1));
> I think it would fix the problem.
> Well, I downloaded the autoconf sources, but couldn't find the
> AC_CHECK_SIZEOF code. I did find it in /usr/share/autoconf, but when I
> modify it, the system autoconf behavior doesn't change. Any ideas?

Patch below.  Keep replies on the autoconf-patches list.

2006-12-01  Eric Blake  <address@hidden>

        * lib/autoconf/c.m4 (AC_LANG_INT_SAVE): Avoid newline, to aid in
        cross-compiling from cygwin to mingw.
        Reported by Bob Rossi.

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Index: lib/autoconf/c.m4
RCS file: /sources/autoconf/autoconf/lib/autoconf/c.m4,v
retrieving revision 1.240
diff -u -p -r1.240 c.m4
--- lib/autoconf/c.m4   28 Nov 2006 00:26:45 -0000      1.240
+++ lib/autoconf/c.m4   1 Dec 2006 13:36:23 -0000
@@ -284,14 +284,14 @@ static unsigned long int ulongval () { r
       long int i = longval ();
       if (i != ($2))
        return 1;
-      fprintf (f, "%ld\n", i);
+      fprintf (f, "%ld", i);
       unsigned long int i = ulongval ();
       if (i != ($2))
        return 1;
-      fprintf (f, "%lu\n", i);
+      fprintf (f, "%lu", i);
   return ferror (f) || fclose (f) != 0;

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