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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Mac OS X Universal builds and APR
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:10:44 GMT
Mladen Turk wrote:
> On 19/10/09 16:37, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> Mladen Turk wrote:
>>>
>>> Anyhow, APR currently lacks the configure options for at
>>> least specifying data model (using CFLAGS=-m32&&  ./configure
>>> is a little bit awkward and nowhere documented)
>>>
>>> Resolving that would certainly be one small step helping
>>> packagers to solve some of the multi-arch issues.
>>
>> Bring this to the attention of the libtool and autoconf crew, it's
>> precisely
>> what they set out to fix, right?  It sure doesn't seem worthwhile to hack
>> around such things in our configure schema (and fwiw, that is a problem,
>> above.  CC="gcc -m32" is much more reliable w.r.t. libtool and autoconf
>> detection.
>>
> 
> This kind of approach doesn't help a bit.
> We are saying: OK, we know how to do it, but we are purists
> and don't wish to pollute or code base with something we
> think should be part of the toolkit we are using.
> Go and complain to them directly instead weening here.

I didn't say that.  I said fix it at the origin of the flaw.  And in this sort
of case, that could be a one-off patch here until it is accepted upstream.

But don't fill apr code with hacks around broken autogunk.

Can scons fix this?  Inquiring minds do want to know :)

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