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Re: [toplevel] Gas install name problem from autoconf 2.5x

On Thu, Sep 04, 2003 at 02:40:40AM -0300, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Sep  3, 2003, Daniel Jacobowitz <> wrote:
> >> The new scheme is to specify --build instead.  $host defaults to
> >> $build.
> > Unfortunately I'm not sure that this works with older versions of
> > autoconf.  In fact I'm pretty sure that it doesn't.
> It doesn't.  You (toplev) have to know what (subdir's) autoconf you're
> talking to.
> > I think that, as you said, we do not have any choice.  The alternative
> > is forking autoconf to reverse the decision, and I certainly don't
> > want to do that.
> I think the autoconf decision was sound (although I disliked it
> because I could see the amount of disruption it would cause), but it's
> done, so we'll have to choose a date to call flag day.

In the mean time, how about a different solution?

I would like to explicitly pass --program-transform-name from the
toplevel to subdirectories, when configure implicitly generates it. 
How does that sound?

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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