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From Manoj Kasichainula <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] possible solution for a RANLIB make problem
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2000 19:29:35 GMT
On Wed, Apr 05, 2000 at 01:39:22PM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> > Somebody should probably be sending these issues to the autoconf team,
> > so that we can stop worrying about them.
> I thought about that.  At first, I thought that defaulting to a colon
> was a bug, but it seems very intentional.

Is there any difference between using true and ":"? The only one I can
think of is that true --help generates output on Linux boxes, while :
--help doesn't.

> My favorite test that fails on OS/390 is a supposed check for ANSI
> header files.  The test requires that only lower case letters occupy
> 'a' through 'z' in the code page.

Well, I have no clue why the EBCDIC guys did this, do you? :)

> Another one is the autoconf-provided test for mmap() which APR uses.
> The test requires that mmap() be willing to fix arbitrary storage in
> order to say that you have mmap().  APR doesn't use that flag, XOpen
> doesn't require that flag to be supported, but APR won't use mmap() on
> such a system (yet; unfortunate patch to come later).

I assume it's just removing "AC_FUNC_MMAP" and adding mmap to the

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