[vlc-devel] Re: vlc: svn commit r17900 (funman)

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Tue Nov 21 16:17:24 CET 2006

>> Anyway, the default value for target is that of host

you are making an assumption which is unfortunately not true for all 
configure scripts, mostly because they are buggy, especially when host 
!= build; i can give some examples if you want them.
anyway if i follow you then specifying --target=host is like doing a 
no-op operation, so it is as harmless as specifying nothing.


Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le mardi 21 novembre 2006 10:58, Damien Fouilleul a écrit :
>> Subversion daemon wrote:
>>> r17900 | funman | 2006-11-21 02:00:38 +0100 (Tue, 21 Nov 2006) | 2
>>> lines Changed paths:
>>>    M /trunk/INSTALL.wince
>>>    M /trunk/extras/contrib/src/Makefile
>>> --target is only used when building a compiler
>>>  > http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/changeset/17900
>> in theory, you are right (especially if the value is different to
>> host), but most configure scripts still check for/calculate this
>> field, and some fail particularly bad; so it is no harm to specify
>> it.
> Adding bugs to work around bugs might work in the short term, but often 
> has very bad consequences later, particularly when the original bug 
> gets fixed. Anyway, the default value for target is that of host, so I 
> fail to see how setting only host instead of host plus useless target 
> can have any effect.

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