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Re: Bootstrapping CVS HEAD fails without a Fortran compiler.

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: Bootstrapping CVS HEAD fails without a Fortran compiler.
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2007 08:51:19 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.14 (2007-04-01)

Hello Benoit,

* Benoit Sigoure wrote on Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 12:42:52AM CEST:
> [...]
> checking whether we are using the GNU Fortran 77 compiler... no
> checking whether  accepts -g... no
> checking how to get verbose linking output from ... configure: WARNING:
> compilation failed
> checking for Fortran 77 libraries of ...
> checking for dummy main to link with Fortran 77 libraries... none
> checking for Fortran 77 name-mangling scheme... configure: error: cannot 
> compile
> a simple Fortran program
> See `config.log' for more details.
> make: *** [tests/f77demo/Makefile] Error 1

Please try
  ./configure F77=no FC=no

> I've never seen this failure before and I never had a Fortran compiler 
> installed
> although I already bootstrapped and used CVS libtool.  Is it me or... is this
> intended somehow?

Bug in Autoconf and/or Libtool (or their interaction).

> BTW, I can simply run ./configure && make check but distcheck still fails in 
> the
> same way.  It also fails if I do a VPATH build.

I guess for distcheck you'd need
  make distcheck DISTCHECK_CONFIGURE_FLAGS='F77=no FC=no'

then (untested).


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