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Re: individual software releases for third parties

> On Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:20:41 +0100
> Patrick Welche <> wrote:

 >> On Sat, Aug 25, 2012 at 06:53:21PM +0300, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
 >> > One more example of how NetBSD tools may become portable without
 >> > autotools.
 >> I don't see the point of avoiding autotools - {cross,} compiling on
 >> a variety of architectures is precisely what it is designed to do.

> Eh? Autoconf determines compile-time choices by probing the build
> host.  How is that a design for cross-compilation? 

Provided that is written correctly autotools can used for
crosscompiling without any problems. Compile-and-run tests that cannot
work for cross-compilation can be excluded with a help of environment
variables. The same can be applied for mk-c. If for some reason you want
to exclude all "autotests" you specified all required variables
manually. So, mk-c can also be used for cross-compilation.

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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