Subject: Autoconf for toolchain "replacement library"?
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 11/12/2001 22:45:25
Based on lukem's suggestion, I'm gearing up to put together a
for src/tools/compat, to allow the build to determine the missing features
of the host system, and thus bring in compatibility routines for things like
[gs]etprogname() automatically.

* less conditionals added as tool features requiring -current are added
* much easier to cross-host on non-NetBSD-current platforms

* have to run autoconf to regenerate the "configure" script when adding
  a new conditional feature to the toolchain

What do y'all think of this?  Note that the "configure" script would only be
run as part of src/tools, of course -- if HAVE_CONFIG_H is not defined (as
would be the case in src/usr.bin/*), each respective tool will assume an
appropriately versioned NetBSD host.

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