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Re: {host,target,build}_alias not set by default

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: {host,target,build}_alias not set by default
Date: 24 Jul 2001 19:02:15 +0200
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Akim Demaille <address@hidden> writes:

|> >>>>> "Andreas" == Andreas Schwab <address@hidden> writes:
|> Andreas> Autoconf 2.13 always did set {host,target,build}_alias,
|> Andreas> either to the value passed on command line via
|> Andreas> --target,--host,--build, or to the config.sub output.
|> Andreas> Autoconf 2.52 only sets those of them that are explicitly
|> Andreas> specified on the command line.
|> That correct, they are defined only when they are actually defined.
|> In what way, except incompatibility, would you consider this a bug?
|> The previous definition was inconsistent and unpredictable.

Many makefiles use @target_alias@, like gcc or binutils.  They want to
encode that into some installation path (directory for the compiler
tools - standard variable tooldir).


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