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Re: Host settings for GNU in configure*?

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Host settings for GNU in configure*?
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:00:39 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Svante Signell, le Thu 25 Aug 2011 15:54:32 +0200, a écrit :
> > grep -- --build /usr/bin/dh_*
> > 
> > has at least
> > 
> > /usr/bin/dh_make:                    'CROSS= --build $(DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE) 
> > --host $(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE)'."\n".
> Isn't this only for cross compilation?

Possibly, it was only a guess.

> > but what is your actual problem with it?
> Am I not clear enough?


> As I said before, some packages use
> $host=i486-pc-gnu others $host=i686-unknown-gnu0.3.

so what?

> And when porting packages it is of large interest to know the variants,
> so a common pattern can be used for all cases!

As I said already, gnu*.

> > > 
> > > would. Or should the kernel be gnumach?
> > 
> > I don't know the historical details, but the way I understand it is that
> > GNU is GNU, and GNU/Linux came afterwards and used linux-gnu. Simply use
> > linux* or gnu* and it'll work. The only unfortunate thing is *-gnu*.
> Why not propose to introduce the quadruple then!

Quite franckly and personnally, because I don't care. Using gnu-*
carefully does work.

You're welcome to take the time to discuss the issue with autotool


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