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Re: config.guess and freedom (was: 1.8 and mkdir_p)

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: config.guess and freedom (was: 1.8 and mkdir_p)
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:43:16 +0100
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Harlan Stenn wrote:

> If the releases are all that similar, why not use:
>  i686-GnuLinux-*
> as your test, and provide the "popular" distributions in the 3rd field?

This is a little more reasonable, since it allows to check for Linux with
a single test. But the fundamental problem remains: your proposal still makes
it hard to fork a new distribution.

> for specifying
> what OS partition to mount for automounters, just to name one example.

An autoconf test should do it: Test for /afs, /auto and similar.

> Different OS versions often have different libc versions (for example), so
> while it may be easy to run a SunOS5 binary on later versions of the OS, it
> may not be possible to run a SunOS9 binary on earlier versions of the OS.

This too is best made with an autoconf test. Find attached an autoconf
test for glibc >= 2.1. You can adapt it to test for any glibc version.


# glibc21.m4 serial 2 (fileutils-4.1.3, gettext-0.10.40)
dnl Copyright (C) 2000-2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
dnl This file is free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU
dnl General Public License.  As a special exception to the GNU General
dnl Public License, this file may be distributed as part of a program
dnl that contains a configuration script generated by Autoconf, under
dnl the same distribution terms as the rest of that program.

# Test for the GNU C Library, version 2.1 or newer.
# From Bruno Haible.

    AC_CACHE_CHECK(whether we are using the GNU C Library 2.1 or newer,
      [AC_EGREP_CPP([Lucky GNU user],
#include <features.h>
#ifdef __GNU_LIBRARY__
 #if (__GLIBC__ == 2 && __GLIBC_MINOR__ >= 1) || (__GLIBC__ > 2)
  Lucky GNU user

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