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Re: confusion with host,build,target

From: Guido Draheim
Subject: Re: confusion with host,build,target
Date: Sat, 05 Jan 2002 22:07:23 +0100

Es schrieb stefan:
> Hello list,
>   I recently setup a cross compiler from linux->mingw32.  Using --host,
> --build and --target I am able to reproduce software successfully.  But
> with a little bit of confusion about the above parameters.
>   Reading `info Autoconf' tells me:
>   --host   : the system the package will run (here: mingw32)
>   --build  : the system the package is build (here: linux)
>   --target : the system the package is meant to produce code for (here:
>              mingw32)
>   Thus libtool should set the program compiling the `impgen' program when
> creating the import library to a `--build' gcc and should not default to
> the `--host' gcc which it in fact does.  This fails of course, because
> this gcc produces code for mingw32 here and cannot be executed!
>   I fixed this behaviour setting HOST_CC=gcc which then overrides the
> setting inside libtool.  I got confused because I had to set HOST_CC and
> not BUILD_CC.  Am I misunderstanding something?  Any help or just a
> clarification is very appreciated.

I am just out the door (sat night), please use the following macro until
we can sort things out for a better way:

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