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Re: Toplevel configury of src

--- Nathanael Nerode <> wrote:
> The toplevel configury of src is, as all you developers know, a mess.
> I've been trying to clean it up over at gcc.  I ran into a bizarre
> situation and was told that Cygwin people might be able to help clear it
> up.
> Suppose you're building a combined tree of some sort with target
> *-*-cygwin*
> powerpc*-*-winnt*
> powerpc*-*-pe*
> ppc*-*-pe
> According to the comments, newlib is 'always' built.  This is false.
> If --without-newlib was specified and host=target, the newlib in the
> tree is not built.
> If --without-newlib is specified and host!=target, the newlib in the
> tree is built, but it isn't used; --with-newlib isn't passed to
> subconfigures, and nothing is added to FLAGS_FOR_TARGET for newlib.
> This is almost certainly wrong behavior.
> How should --without-newlib behave when targeting *-*-cygwin* (and the
> others)?
> Should it mean "Don't build or use the newlib in the tree; use installed
> libs and headers, or the ones specified with --with-libs and
> --with-headers"?
> Should it be illegal, and give an error message?
> Should it be unspecified, in which case I can change its behavior for
> code cleanliness?
> Please send responses to  Thanks.

Perhaps switching everthing over to
Autoconf-2.53/Automake-1.6.2/Libtool-1.4e compatible versions might help?


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