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Re: [Groff] Re: MSVC Port

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] Re: MSVC Port
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 12:17:32 +0100 (CET)

Forwarding a reply from Jeff...

> > Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> gave the following
> > answer on the bug-autoconf list (you may check the replies at
> > http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-autoconf):
> > 
> >   Another fix is to set ac_executable_extensions to ".exe" (or
> >   ".exe .cmd .bat" if you like) in your config.site.  That
> >   variable was added for this exact purpose - not all Unixy shells
> >   on DOS/Windows return true for 'test -x foo' if only foo.exe
> >   exists.
> > 
> > This is an undocumented feature of autoconf:
> Documenting it would help ...  However, even with this set, the test
> fails.  configure finds cc (MKS front end to MSVC), but tries to run
> b.out.


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