Gentoo Archives: gentoo-embedded

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-embedded@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-embedded] Problem cross compiling modular X
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 03:38:48
Message-Id: 200608242339.20856.vapier@gentoo.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-embedded] Problem cross compiling modular X by Enrico Weigelt
1 On Thursday 24 August 2006 15:17, Enrico Weigelt wrote:
2 > Autoconf is dumb. And some people writing autoconf input files
3 > are even more dumb. Sorry if it sounds offending, but its true.
4
5 dumb is the wrong word ... autotools are quite complicated and writing proper
6 autotool code requires a lot of work
7
8 expecting everyone to dig in and write correct code all the time just makes
9 you pretentious
10
11 > Although, the autotools collection claims to be suited for
12 > cross-compiling, it actually isn't.
13
14 your only beef is with libtool, the other packages handle cross-compiling just
15 fine ... i make have illusions about the design limitations of libtool though
16 -mike