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Re: Automake and AR

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: Automake and AR
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 15:05:25 -0500

On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> * NightStrike wrote on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 06:59:53PM CET:
>> Automake somehow defines AR to 'ar'.  I'm not sure where this comes
>> from, but I do know that it's definitely not $host-ar, as I would
>> expect.
>> Is this an automake bug, or user error?
> Looks like an automake bug to me.  Just putting
>  AC_CHECK_TOOL([AR], [ar], [false])
> somewhere in should serve as a workaround though.
> Thanks for the report, will fix,
> Ralf


I am also noting that in this and previous emails, you are
recommending "false" as the third argument.  In the manual, there are
numerous locations that serve as examples that imply a colon is the
proper choice (and thusly it is what I have used).  Which is better?

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