Subject: Re: misc/6810
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/23/2000 11:12:13
In looking over suspended PRs, I found this one. It's about our build
system not updating the local environment to have all the tools
needed to do the build. I agree that the build system should not do
that (think "cross-compiles"), but we could go half-way: *check* the
local environment to see if all the tools are there at the outset
(e.g. make_cmds & compile_et for Kerberos) so that you don't waste
half a day on an old m68k machine doing a build that fails.
The information is already in the build scripts (don't we have a
variable for each command executed, e.g. YACC, CC, LD, STRIP, etc),
so it shouldn't be too difficult to construct a check.