Subject: Re: hidden dependencies, Act II
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/25/2001 23:11:07
At 19:36 Uhr +0200 14.6.2001, Frederick Bruckman wrote:

>I've found the easiest way to set config.cache overrides is setting
>them in configure's environment, via CONFIGURE_ENV.

If configure lets you.

As I found out the hard way while hacking pkg Makefiles to build with
Zoularis/Sparc, many configure scripts are pretty "airtight" in that they
unconditionally set shell variables. The notes I've taken are at the bottom
of a huge pile of paper on my desk, so no access now.  ;)


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