Re: ORBit 0.5.8 Cross-Compile problems...
- From: Paul Eggert <eggert twinsun com>
- To: dank kegel com
- Cc: dahaverk rockwellcollins com, michael ximian com,dank alumni caltech edu, orbit-list gnome org, dimator dimator org,autoconf gnu org
- Subject: Re: ORBit 0.5.8 Cross-Compile problems...
- Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2002 09:49:01 -0800 (PST)
> From: Dan Kegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2002 08:56:10 -0800
> email@example.com wrote:
> > I did have the thought that it would be very usefull to have the
> > configure tools recognize that you are doing a cross compile say
> > to PPC and have it set up default "sizes" etc based on known PPC
> > settings.
The latest Autoconf can calculate the sizes of C objects even when
cross-compiling. It does so without using AC_TRY_RUN. So this much
at least should work without any special help.
> Many's the time I've tried to install a package, run into
> flagrant use of AC_TRY_RUN, and gotten out my voodoo doll
> to poke pins into the head of whoever wrote the configure.in
> that used AC_TRY_RUN.
Now, now, it's OK to use AC_TRY_RUN if there's a reasonable fallback
when not cross-compiling. (Please don't stick pins into my doll's
> 4. Some people with favorable envirnments have modified AC_TRY_RUN
> to actually run code on the target;
I seem to recall somewhat submitting a patch recently along those lines.
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