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Re: confusion with host,build,target

From: stefan
Subject: Re: confusion with host,build,target
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2002 22:18:56 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 5 Jan 2002, Guido Draheim wrote:

> 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:

This macros look reasonable for me.  Actually I implicitely asked for this
being fixed in libtool itself.

Thanks for your quick response,

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