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Re: pkg/48587: libffi does not build on IRIX

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48587; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48587: libffi does not build on IRIX
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:54:26 +0000

 On Sat, Feb 15, 2014 at 01:55:01AM +0000, Staffan Thom?n wrote:
  >>  Is it the package or automake that's inserting "as" (or whatever)
  >>  instead of ${CC}?
  > Err, somehow this PR seems to have slid sideways into a detail
  > that never happened. I copypasted that line with libtool
  > --mode=compile as from my console where I was testing how libtool
  > reacted to .s files with both "cc" and "as".
  > From what I could see as it flashed past, the CC variable (well, CCAS) was
  > properly "cc" in the build.
 Hrm. I thought that if it was running cc, libtool would figure it out;
 but I guess not.
  > Presumably there's a correct way to handle this in pkgsrc. My
  > initial approach was to patch to include a tag, but
  > this apparently wasn't right.
 Well, that's fine in general. It just isn't going to work with
 this package in this case.
 (although... nothing in the package seems to rerun automake after
 patching so I wonder if that logic's really working.)
 However, maybe something like the existing workaround for OSF/1 would
 David A. Holland

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