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Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf

From: Joerg Wunsch
Subject: Re: [avr-libc-dev] reconf
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 09:59:15 +0100
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As Paul Schlie wrote:

> Personally wouldn't mind if all the reconf/doXXX scripts
> disappeared in favor of an  updated configure/make.

reconf is just a helper to make it easier for the user to run
autoconf/make/foo/bar in the correct order.  At least *I* can never
remember which one to run first.  It is currently also a helper to
pick up the correct autofoo version, as the auto tools seem to be
proud of breaking their API every now and then.

You don't need the do{conf,make} scripts at all.  (Ted Roth recently
wrote me he never used them all the time.)  They are again only
helper scripts to descend into a subdir, and start the ../configure
from there, or the ${MAKE} within the subdir resp.

Building directly in the toplevel dir isn't even supported for GCC, so
the subdir trick is the only `magic' covered by these scripts.

cheers, J"org               .-.-.   --... ...--   -.. .  DL8DTL

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