[RFC] Simplify MinGW canadian crosses

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@sourceware.org
Tue Aug 29 17:01:00 GMT 2006

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 06:49:06PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Aug 29 12:09, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 06:04:06PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > On Aug 29 11:47, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > > Btw, I agree with Daniel's suggestion of using
>> > > ../config/no-executables.m4 if that's possible.
>> > 
>> > I did that first, but the argument against this is that the
>> > mingw-runtime package, does not contain a top-level config directory.
>> > The source tree is supposed to be built stand-alone.  Therefore it's
>> > required to have a stand-alone aclocal.m4 file.
>> > 
>> > [time passes]
>> > 
>> > Or do you mean I should just add an include(../config/no-executables.m4)
>> > to winsup/acinclude.m4 and create the aclocal.m4 files from there?
>> If you do that it'll just emit a sinclude into aclocal.m4 anyway, won't
>> it?
>Hm, yes, I guess so.
>But the problem is clear I hope.  If we refer to ../config/foo, the
>mingw/aclocal.m4 file isn't self-sufficient anymore.  That's actually
>the only reason I didn't refer to ../config/no-executables.m4, but
>copied it instead.

As long as there's a valid aclocal.m4 in the mingw directory, I wouldn't
think it would matter but that's a decision for the mingw folks, I think.

The mingw-patches and cygwin-patches mailing lists are in the To: above.
I apologize for posting to a closed list but I thought that this was also
something that needed to be seen there.

Daniel, FWIW, I added you to the allow list in cygwin-patches so your
email shouldn't bounce there anymore.


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