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Re: Configure error (objcopy)

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Configure error (objcopy)
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 05:43:47 +0900
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At Tue, 3 Sep 2002 16:52:44 -0400,
Doug Jolley wrote:
> I hear ya!  However, there are a lot of Slackware users out there.
> AND, we don't know that this problem is unique to Slackware.  That
> being the case, I'm just suggesting that, a simple way to short
> circut a lot of questions and confusion would be to test for the
> availability of 'cmp' in configure.  FWIW.

I understand what you mean, and I would be pleased to add such a
check, if cmp were not an essential tool. But cmp is quite essential,
as defined in several UNIX standards, such as the Single Unix
Specification. If we start to add checks even for essential tools, we
would need to add checks for ls, touch, cd, test, wc, echo, and so
on. IMHO, that sounds really foolish.


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